London Mayor Boris Johnson has ruled out putting new rules on private landlords to bring down rents in London. Answering a question from Assembly member Darren Johnson, he said controls would not work and that the solution is to encourage homebuilding schemes.
Labour's Tom Copley asks about families being evicted or moved because of benefit reforms. @itvlondon
Boris Johnson replies there is no headcount evidence of a "mass exodus". @itvlondon
Johnson: talks of "eyewatering sums" of benefit - "Not everybody can live exactly where they want in London." @itvlondon
The London Mayor Boris Johnson has said stories that he is planning to be Prime Minister should be "knocked on the head".
During an argument with the London Assembly Chair Jennette Arnold, he laughed off a suggestion that he was "being prime ministerial".
The Mayor said the level of dangerous particulates in the air has been reduced by 15% because of action on encouraging clean vehicles, walking and cycling. He also said he has introduced a plan to bring in an Ultra Low Emission Zone for vehicles in London by 2020.
Johnson: "I agree this is a serious issue which needs to be tackled." @itvlondon
Lib Dem Stephen Knight questions the mayor about the air quality threat to schoolchildren. @itvlondon
Knight asks mayor to introduce a smog warning system for school children.@itvlondon