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.
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.