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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-07-08more like thismore than 2020-07-08
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential to reduce carbon emissions by introducing a road usage duty, and whether they will publish any such assessment. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Worthington more like this
uin HL6653 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-07-21more like thismore than 2020-07-21
answer text <p>UK Motorists currently pay fuel duty and VAT on fuel, which means that those who use the roads the most, and do so in higher polluting cars, pay more tax. In addition, the Government uses the Vehicle Excise Duty system to encourage the uptake of cars with low carbon dioxide emissions (CO<sub>2</sub>) to help meet our legally binding climate change targets.</p><p> </p><p>However, technology is changing many aspects of the economy – including the vehicles we drive – and the government is considering how the tax system will need to adapt to manage those changes.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-07-21T15:24:46.973Zmore like thismore than 2020-07-21T15:24:46.973Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
tabling member
4235
label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
1185123
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-03-16more like thismore than 2020-03-16
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Budget 2020’s commitments on electronic vehicle charging infrastructure and consumer incentives for ultra-low emission vehicles, what assessment they have made of the likely annual reduction in overall domestic transport emissions. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
uin HL2625 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-25more like thismore than 2020-03-25
answer text <p>The Budget 2020 commitments are an integral part of our strategy for decarbonising road transport. The commitments are a key part of a package of measures that will enable a mass transition to zero emission vehicles and see the carbon emissions from road transport reduce between now and 2050. The benefits of this funding from a climate change perspective go considerably further than the direct emissions savings generated by the resulting higher short-term uptake of zero emission vehicles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-25T15:47:36.127Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-25T15:47:36.127Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
3792
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
1183199
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-03-05more like thismore than 2020-03-05
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for production of a standardised formula for assessing vehicular carbon footprint in manufacture to produce a reliable comparative assessment system for the vehicle market. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL2291 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-19more like thismore than 2020-03-19
answer text <p>Vehicle manufacture is a global industry and consequently, there is no agreed approach that can be used to inform consumers of the comparative carbon footprint of the production of different vehicles. The Government does not currently have any plans to inform consumers about the comparative carbon footprint generated by different electric vehicles in their production. We expect the transition to zero emission motoring to be industry-led, supported by measures set out in our Road to Zero strategy.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, the Department for Transport developed the Transport Energy Model. This was published alongside the Road to Zero strategy to provide a clear assessment of the relative environmental impacts of different road vehicle technologies and fuels. The Model showed that UK battery electric vehicles have substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventional vehicles, even when accounting for the energy mix of the electricity to charge the battery, as well as the electricity used for battery production.</p><p> </p><p>Electric vehicle emission values are highly dependent on the electricity mix of the country in which the vehicle is charged, and the country in which the vehicle, battery, and other parts are manufactured. Emission values will also vary according to model type, car size, and miles driven. To obtain full environmental benefits, electric vehicles and their batteries need to be manufactured using electricity from carbon-free sources.</p>
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-19T17:04:02.983Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-19T17:04:02.983Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1181095
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-26more like thismore than 2020-02-26
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for a standardised formula for assessing vehicular carbon footprint to ensure a reliable comparative assessment system that has public confidence. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL1953 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-11more like thismore than 2020-03-11
answer text <p>We have not made an assessment of the case for a standardised formula for assessing vehicle carbon footprint.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government has carried out a relative assessment, in terms of air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, of different fuel and powertrain options based on outputs from the Transport Energy Model, which was published alongside the Road to Zero strategy in 2018. The modelling makes clear that, even with the current electricity grid emissions, battery electric vehicles are estimated to have greenhouse gas emissions 66% lower than a petrol car and 60% lower than a diesel car. Between now and 2050 we project that grid emissions will fall by around 90%, with total emissions from electric vehicles falling in parallel.</p><p> </p><p>As well as considering the greenhouse gas emissions from energy production, we have also considered the emissions from battery production. As battery production is an energy intensive process we would also expect these emissions to fall over the period to 2050. We are clear that battery electric vehicles have substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventional vehicles even when taking into account the electricity source and electricity used for battery production.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2020-03-11T15:57:00.987Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-11T15:57:00.987Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1137084
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce long-term incentives to increase sales of low-emission vehicles to help meet carbon reduction targets. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL16948 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
answer text <p>Government grants for plug-in cars, vans, taxis and motorcycles will be available until at least 2020, reducing the upfront purchase price of electric vehicles. The plug-in car grant was first introduced in 2011 and the other schemes in the years since. Purchasers of ultra-low-emission vehicles also receive other benefits, including lower tax rates and grants towards the installation of charge-points. A number of local authorities also provide additional incentives, such as free parking or exemption from the congestion charge. We stated in our Road to Zero strategy that consumer incentives in some form will continue to play a role beyond 2020. We also set out ambitions for the uptake of ultra-low-emission vehicles in the UK. We remain on track to meet these ambitions and will review progress by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, as announced this week, to accelerate the shift to zero-emission cars, all zero-emission models will pay no company car tax in 2020-21, 1% in 2021-22 before returning to the planned 2% rate in 2022-23 – a significant tax saving for employees and employers.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-12T10:56:28.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:56:28.65Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1137083
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the reasons for the recent fall in sales of low-emission vehicles. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL16947 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
answer text <p>So far in 2019, sales of battery electric vehicles have increased significantly, up by 60% over the same period in 2018. Our Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear pathway to zero emissions, to give clarity and certainty to both industry and motorists. In 2018 the UK was the second largest market for ultra-low emission vehicles in the EU. The UK is also global leader in the development and manufacture of electric vehicles; in 2018 a fifth of battery electric cars sold in Europe were made in the UK.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-12T10:56:58.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:56:58.58Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1130829
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by what date they aim to remove all petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles from the UK’s roads. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL16196 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text <p>Cars and vans account for the majority of road transport emissions. By 2050 we want almost every car and van in the UK to be zero emission. We will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2018 Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear pathway to achieving this, to give clarity and certainty to both industry and motorists. By 2030 we want at least half of new cars sold, and as many as 70%, to be ultra low emission, alongside up to 40% of new vans.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s long term goal is the development and deployment of zero emission technologies for all road vehicles, including HGVs and buses, and zero emission technologies are starting to emerge even for the largest vehicles.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1178100
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-12more like thismore than 2020-02-12
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial incentives they are considering for those purchasing low emission vehicles. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
uin HL1555 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-02-26more like thismore than 2020-02-26
answer text <p>We are investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021, with grants available for plug in cars, vans, lorries, buses, taxis and motorcycles, and schemes to support charge point infrastructure at homes, workplaces and on residential streets. This adds up to one of the most comprehensive support packages in the world for the transition to zero emission vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>On 4 February, the Prime Minister announced our intention to consult on bringing forward ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible, as well as including hybrids for the first time. We will be asking what the accompanying package of support will need to be to enable the transition to zero emission motoring while minimising the impacts on businesses and consumers across the UK, and building on the significant demand and supply side measures already in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-02-26T17:38:54.12Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-26T17:38:54.12Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1176943
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-06more like thismore than 2020-02-06
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the anticipated impact by 2040 on total greenhouse gas emissions in the UK from Government measures to reduce emissions from vehicles; whether there are interim emissions targets in place; and if so, what they are. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL1417 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-02-20more like thismore than 2020-02-20
answer text <p>The Transport Decarbonisation Plan, announced last year, will be published later this year. Ahead of that, a call for engagement, setting the scale of the challenge, will include the department’s forecasts of emissions based on current policies. We already recognise the need to go further than current plans, as shown by the announcement earlier this month on new cars and vans.</p><p>In that announcement, the Prime Minister set out a consultation on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible. This reflects the advice from the Committee on Climate Change – to make sure that the UK meets its net zero by 2050 commitments. The consultation’s purpose will be to identify what the accompanying package of support will need to be to enable the transition and minimise the impacts on consumers and businesses across the UK, building on the significant demand and supply side measures already in place. We plan to conclude the consultation in the summer.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2020-02-20T16:33:17.423Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-20T16:33:17.423Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1239730
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-01more like thismore than 2020-10-01
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many vehicles have been stopped by police for producing a hazardous amount of smoke in the last 12 months; and what proportion of those vehicles were confiscated; more like this
tabling member constituency Warwick and Leamington more like this
tabling member printed
Matt Western more like this
uin 98270 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-07more like thismore than 2020-10-07
answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold this information centrally.</p><p>The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 lay down certain requirements that all vehicles have to meet strict emission standards and be constructed and maintained so as not to emit any avoidable smoke. It also governs the amount of light that must pass through the windows of a vehicle and therefore how clearly the windows can be seen through.</p><p>It is for the police to take enforcement action as they consider appropriate against those in breach of the Regulations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
grouped question UIN 98271 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-07T14:07:36.58Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-07T14:07:36.58Z
answering member
4495
label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
tabling member
4617
label Biography information for Matt Western more like this