A spokesman for City Hall said: “The Mayor has been clear that the decision to expand the Ulez London-wide was not an easy one, but necessary to tackle toxic air pollution and protect Londoners’ health.
“Ministers have given funding to numerous UK cities to introduce clean air zones including in Birmingham and Bristol, and the Government is under legal obligations to tackle air pollution. We have received no indication that ministers intend to renege on their commitment to devolution in cities and communities across the country.
“With the help of the Mayor’s £160m scrappage scheme, 95 per cent of all vehicles seen driving in London on an average day now meet clean air standards and do not need to pay the daily ULEZ charge. The Mayor continues to call on the Government to fund a national scrappage scheme which would cover the wider south-east, and has asked elected officials to join him in lobbying the Government for additional financial support.”
Meanwhile, latest figures on Monday showed the Met recorded 1,095 crimes relating to Ulez cameras between April 1 and November 30.