Air Pollution: Greater London

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 1st July 2015.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which places in London have air pollution levels that exceeded the EU limit on (a) NO2, (b) Ozone, (c) PM10 particles and (d) PM 2.5 particles in each year since 2010.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Data for 2014 will be submitted to the European Commission in September 2015, as part of the annual reporting cycle. The information below covers 2010-2013.

(a) NO2

In 2010 and 2011 the NO2 annual mean limit value was exceeded in all London boroughs.

In 2012 the NO2 annual mean limit value was met in the London Borough of Sutton and exceeded in all other boroughs.

In 2013 the NO2 annual mean limit value was met in the two London boroughs of Sutton and Bromley Council and exceeded in all other boroughs.

(b) Ozone

The ozone target value was met across London from 2010 to 2013 inclusive, while the long term ozone objective has not been met.

(c) PM10

In 2010, the PM10 24-hour mean limit value was met in 30 London boroughs and exceeded in 3 boroughs: Westminster, Tower Hamlets and Camden.

In 2011, the PM10 24-hour mean limit value was met in 14 London boroughs and exceeded in 19 boroughs: Lambeth, Hounslow, Southwark, Greenwich, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Ealing, Tower Hamlets, Newham, City of London, Camden, Hackney, Brent, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Barnet, Waltham Forest, and Enfield.

In 2012 and 2013, the PM10 24-hour mean limit value was met in all London boroughs.

(d) PM2.5

In 2010, the PM2.5 limit value was met in 21 London boroughs and exceeded in 12 boroughs: Southwark, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Ealing, Tower Hamlets, Newham, City of London, Camden, Hackney, Brent, and Waltham Forest.

In 2011, the PM2.5 limit value was met in eight London boroughs and exceeded in 25 boroughs: the 12 above plus Lambeth, Bexley, Hounslow, Wandsworth, Greenwich, Hillingdon, Havering, Islington, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Barnet, Haringey, and Enfield.

In 2012, the PM2.5 limit value was met in 20 London boroughs and exceeded in 13 boroughs: Lambeth, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Ealing, Tower Hamlets, Newham, City of London, Camden, Hackney, Brent, Barking & Dagenham, and Redbridge.

In 2013, the PM2.5 limit value was met in 26 London boroughs and exceeded in 7 boroughs: Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Ealing, Tower Hamlets, Camden and Brent.

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