Low Emission Zones: Greater London

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she will provide funding for local authorities in outer London to introduce their own separate Ultra Low Emissions Zones; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Mayor of London is responsible for air quality in the capital and has reserve powers under Part IV of the Environment Act (1995) to reflect this. Under the Environment Act the Mayor may direct the boroughs in the Greater London area concerning how they should assess and prioritise action in their areas.

London received funding for air quality as part of the 2015 £5.7 billion Transport for London funding settlement. London has also received further funding for specific projects totalling almost £147 million, including almost £10 million this year to clean up London buses and £45 million in plug-in car grants.

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