River Thames: Transport

Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment has been made of the effect of level of use of the River Thames for transport on air pollution in London.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the level of air pollutant emissions from (a) road traffic, (b) aviation and (c) shipping on the air quality of London.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion contribution does (a) road traffic, (b) aviation and (c) shipping make to air pollutant emissions levels in London.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Air quality emission levels by mode are only compiled at National level by the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory published at http://naei.defra.gov.uk/data/data-selector, funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This estimates national emissions of Greenhouse Gases and air quality pollutants across all sources, including road traffic, aviation and shipping.

Local authorities are responsible for reviewing and assessing air quality under the Local Air Quality Management system. As part of this assessment London councils undertake additional monitoring. Information can be found on their individual websites. Greater London Authority hold the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, which can be found here: http://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/london-atmospheric-emissions-inventory-2010 .

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