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Labour London Assembly member criticises Mayor over air pollution

The London skyline Credit: PA

A new Parliamentary report into air pollution recommends that more needs to be done to protect people from harm.

Commenting on the report London Assembly Labour Group Environment Spokesperson Murad Qureshi AM said:

"This report is a devastating indictment of a Mayor and Government who have failed to tackle one of London's biggest environmental and public health challenges.

"Having ignored this problem and blustered his way through for six years, this report finally debunks the Mayor's claims to have cut air pollution.

The report recommends a ban on building schools, hospitals and care homes next to air pollution hotspots caused by road traffic.