The Dearman Engine Company received a visit from Tom Brake, Member of Parliament for Carshalton and Wallington, and Caroline Pidgeon, Member of the London Assembly and Chair of its Transport Committee.
Tom and Caroline met with Dearman staff to discuss ongoing developments around clean air regulation in London as well as a range of local transport issues.
Both also backed the work Dearman is doing to develop innovative technologies that will help businesses and local authorities cut emissions.
Commenting, Dearman’s commercial director David Sanders said:
“We were delighted to welcome both Tom Brake MP and Caroline Pidgeon AM to Dearman, and we greatly value their support for the work that we are doing. They reaffirmed the important need for London to have tougher regulation to ensure cleaner air for the city. The visit was also a valuable opportunity to discuss local transport issues affecting businesses like ours. We certainly appreciate the significant work they are both doing on all of these issues.”
Tom Brake MP also said:
“I was very pleased to visit Dearman, who are doing pioneering work to help improve Britain’s air quality. They are an example of a local business that is going from strength to strength. The visit was also a chance for me to learn further about the impact that rail disruptions are having on south London’s workforce, and how the company’s staff felt about the possible solutions.
“I will continue to raise in Parliament the urgent need to tackle air pollution in London and also to improve transport for people who live and work locally.”
Caroline Pidgeon AM added:
“London has a real problem with air pollution and it is companies like Dearman who are innovating for the solutions that we need. It is crucial that London’s plans for an Ultra Low Emission Zone cover highly polluting transport refrigeration units and I will be encouraging the Mayor of London to look at this.
“Clearly the recent rail disruptions have had an impact on local businesses in south London. Hearing the particular way Dearman staff have been affected emphasised to me the need for a swift resolution, and I will continue to push for this.”
For further information please contact:
Mo Saqib (Policy & Communications Officer, Dearman Engine Company)
T: +44 (0)203 829 0035, E: firstname.lastname@example.org