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Proposals to cut pollution 'don't go far enough', says mayor

Sadiq Khan says Government proposals to cut nitrogen dioxide pollution don't go far enough.

The Government has published its draft air quality plan after being told to do so by the High Court.

It includes a proposal to encourage motorists to scrap polluting cars. But the London mayor described the plan as "inadequate" and says a new Clean Air Act is needed to get the capital's pollution within legal limits.

We need a new Clean Air Act fit for purpose for the 21st century. In London we suffered the great smog of the 1950s - 4,000 people died. The brave government then published the Clean Air Act.

Each year, 9,000 people die prematurely in London and more than 40,000 across the country. We need a new clean air act now.

– Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

The Government is consulting on a range of measures including the option to introduce clean air zones in 27 towns and cities in England to reduce pollution in urban areas.

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