§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the locations of the air sampling station used for official purposes in Greater London; and what assessment he has made as to the adequacy of the range of samples for the safeguarding of the public.
§ Mr. Yeo
The Government are advised on their monitoring strategy by the Department of the Environment's independent export review groups: the quality of urban air review group; the photochemical oxidants review group; and the review group on acid rain. Advice concerning potential health effects is provided by Department of Health independent export groups, the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants and the Committee on Medical Aspects of Air Pollution Episodes.
The location of the Department of the Environment's automatic and non-automatic air quality monitoring sites in Greater London are given in the tables.
Site type Location Automatic Enhanced urban site Camden (Bloomsbury) Hydrocarbon site Camden (University College) Hydrocarbon site Greenwich (Eltham) NOx, O3, CO, SO2 Westminster (Bridge Place, Victoria) NOx, CO Kensington and Chelsea (Earls Court) NOx, CO, SO2 Kensington and Chelsea (Cromwell Road) Non-automatic Smoke and sulphur Croydon Dioxide1 Ealing (2) Enfield Greenwich (2) Hackney Harrow Islington Kensington and Chelsea Lambeth London (City) Redbridge Tower Hamlets Westminster
Site type Location Nitrogen dioxide1 Barking (4 diffusion tubes in each borough) Barnet Brent Bromley Camden Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Havering Hillingdon Islington Kensington and Chelsea Lambeth London (City) Southwark Waltham Forest Westminster Toxic organic micropollutants Marsham Street, Victoria, Westminster Multi-element and lead Neasden, Brent Cromwell Road, Kensington and Chelsea Bridge Place, Victoria, Westminster 1Monitoring undertaken in collaboration with local authorities.