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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-03-03more like thismore than 2020-03-03
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to (a) reduce the number of sports utility vehicles and (b) incentivise people to switch to more environmentally-friendly vehicles to improve air quality in (a) London and (b) other cities. more like this
tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Harriet Harman more like this
uin 24224 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-09more like thismore than 2020-03-09
answer text <p>(a) New regulations came into effect on 1 January 2020. These tighten the existing target significantly for the average CO2 emissions a car manufacturer’s fleet can emit, down from 130g/km to 95g/km. If manufacturers do not meet this target then they face fines. As this is a fleet average target, manufacturers can make vehicles with emissions above the new 95g/km target providing they balance this out across their fleet with those that are lower than 95g/km. These targets reduce further in 2025 and 2030.</p><p> </p><p>(b) To incentivise people to switch to more environmentally friendly vehicles to improve air quality, the Government is investing nearly £1.5 billion‎ between April 2015 and March 2021 to support the transition to zero emission motoring and has put in place a range of grant schemes. We have put in place various grant funding schemes to assist with the up-front cost of purchasing eligible electric vehicles. Motorists who choose to make the switch to electric also benefit from lower Vehicle Excise Duty and, from April 2020, lower company car tax rates.</p><p> </p><p>On 4 February, the Prime Minister announced that we are consulting on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible.</p><p> </p><p>In London, the Mayor is responsible for air quality in the capital.</p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-09T14:29:42.563Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-09T14:29:42.563Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
150
label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-03-18more like thismore than 2020-03-18
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent meetings he has had with representatives of (a) the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and (b) Nissan to discuss the Government's (i) net zero emissions and (ii) clean air targets. more like this
tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
tabling member printed
Bridget Phillipson more like this
uin 31495 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-03-23more like thismore than 2020-03-23
answer text <p>The Secretary of State has not met the SMMT or Nissan. Defra officials have recently updated members of the automotive trade on plans to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO<sub>2</sub>). Officials also met SMMT to discuss gathering vehicle data for the Clean Air Zone vehicle checker, which is directly related to the NO<sub>2</sub> target.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-03-23T16:41:52.507Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-23T16:41:52.507Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4046
label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
1204386
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-06-16more like thismore than 2020-06-16
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its plan to reduce air pollution on the Strategic Road Network to within legal limits; and whether that plan will include Highways England’s recently approved Road Investment Strategy 2. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham South more like this
tabling member printed
Lilian Greenwood more like this
uin 59742 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-06-22more like thismore than 2020-06-22
answer text <p>The Government’s UK Plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations was published in July 2017 and detailed the approach that would be taken forward by Highways England in order to deliver compliance on the Strategic Road Network (SRN) in the shortest possible time. Since the publication of the 2017 Plan, the Government has been working closely with Highways England (HE) on the delivery of their air quality programme of work. Some measures to tackle illegal roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations have already been implemented on the SRN by HE.</p><p> </p><p>The second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) also refers to HE bringing road links on the SRN into compliance with legal nitrogen dioxide limits in the shortest possible time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-06-22T12:08:38.587Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-22T12:08:38.587Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4029
label Biography information for Lilian Greenwood more like this
1204387
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-06-16more like thismore than 2020-06-16
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of each type of air quality monitors Highways England have put into operation along the Strategic Road Network; whether the pollution concentrations at each monitoring location have been published by Highways England. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham South more like this
tabling member printed
Lilian Greenwood more like this
uin 59743 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-06-22more like thismore than 2020-06-22
answer text <p>Highways England (HE) currently has 74 air quality monitoring stations alongside the Strategic Road Network. 57 of these are part of its National Air Quality Monitoring Network. The type and number of stations is set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Type of air quality monitoring station*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MCERTS nitrogen oxide chemiluminescent analyser</p></td><td><p>61</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MCERTS ozone analyser</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MCERTS Beta Attenuation Mass Measuring particulate analyser</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*MCERTS (Monitoring Certification Scheme) is the Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>HE annual site monitoring reports have not been published; however, information from the reports has been provided on request. HE has annual monitoring reports for the number of sites set out in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year**</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of sites for which annual monitoring reports are held</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>43</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>57 (in draft)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>**2016 is the first year of data for the first monitoring sites installed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-06-22T12:12:43.827Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-22T12:12:43.827Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4029
label Biography information for Lilian Greenwood more like this
1280274
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-01-25more like thismore than 2021-01-25
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to assess in which areas of the UK roadside air pollution is most prevalent and dangerous; and what steps he is taking with local authorities to tackle air pollution in those areas. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 142781 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-02-02more like thismore than 2021-02-02
answer text <p>The 2017 UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations outlines how local authorities with persistent NO2 exceedances, identified using national modelling, must take robust action to improve air quality. We are working closely with these local authorities and making £880m of funding available to deliver compliance with NO2 levels as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are also required to review and assess local air quality. If their assessment shows that local pollution levels exceed local air quality objectives they must declare an Air Quality Management Area and develop an Air Quality Action Plan with the aim of reducing air pollution to within statutory limits.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities have a range of powers to take action to reduce pollution from road vehicles, such as restricting car access around schools and enforcing anti-idling laws. In addition, Defra’s Air Quality Grant programme provides funding to local authorities for projects in local communities to tackle air pollution. The Government has awarded over £64 million in funding since the air quality grant started in 1997.</p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-02-02T17:28:11.7Zmore like thismore than 2021-02-02T17:28:11.7Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-07-12more like thismore than 2021-07-12
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what enforcement measures are available to local authority officers to tackle vehicle idling in (a) Air Quality Management Areas and (b) non-Air Quality Management Areas; and whether the Government has plans to review those enforcement powers. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Richard Holden more like this
uin 31563 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-07-15more like thismore than 2021-07-15
answer text <p>Under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002, local authorities already have powers to enforce anti-idling laws and issue fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to drivers leaving engines running unnecessarily.</p><p>The enforcement powers available to tackle vehicle idling are available to all local authorities, regardless of whether or not they have an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA). It is vital that these powers are used to help deal with local air quality issues where necessary and there are no plans to review these powers.</p><p>Within AQMAs, designated local authorities also have powers to carry out roadside testing of vehicle emissions to reduce pollution from road traffic. They can do this where any part of the area is designated as an AQMA in accordance with the legislation. The local authority must apply to the Secretary of State for Transport to be a designated local authority.</p><p>Since these powers became available, vehicle technology has moved on significantly. Newer technologies can play a part in addressing idling emissions, such as stop-start technology and low- or -zero-emission vehicles.</p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-07-15T15:51:10.81Zmore like thismore than 2021-07-15T15:51:10.81Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4813
label Biography information for Mr Richard Holden more like this
1351266
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-08-18more like thismore than 2021-08-18
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report on emissions from non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) engines published by Ricardo Energy and Environment, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on (a) banning or (b) limiting the use of NRMM engines, including those used in the transportation of food. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
tabling member printed
Geraint Davies more like this
uin 40574 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-09-06more like thismore than 2021-09-06
answer text <p>Neither the Secretary of State nor I have had any discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on this subject to date.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2017, new legislation came into force with more stringent emission limits for major air pollutants from engines used in NRMM. It extends the scope of existing legislation to cover all sizes of petrol and diesel engines used in NRMM and it improves the legal framework. As of January 2019, new emission standards are mandatory for new engines being sold, for the first tranche of categories.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also announced that it will remove the entitlement to use red diesel from April 2022 for many sectors, which will have benefits for air quality as red diesel is currently a cheaper fuel option for use in NRMM, whether for power lawnmowers, refrigerated lorries or excavators. This change will incentivise diesel fuel users to improve the energy efficiency of their machinery, invest in cleaner alternatives, or just use less fuel. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has also recently launched a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/red-diesel-replacement-competition" target="_blank">Red Diesel Replacement competition</a>, to support the development and production of innovative clean energy technologies that affected businesses can switch to.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, following recent work to improve the evidence base about different NRMM and their emissions, which involved working with industry and sector experts, we are now considering next steps. As set out in the Clean Air Strategy, the Government is considering the options to reduce emissions from non-road mobile machinery, and this research will help ensure that we have a robust and accurate evidence base from which to consider policy options.</p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-09-06T16:47:52.143Zmore like thismore than 2021-09-06T16:47:52.143Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
155
label Biography information for Geraint Davies more like this
386102
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 measures they plan to introduce to encourage higher penetration of environmentally friendly vehicles into the car and lorry market in order to combat the threat to public health of increasing air pollution. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
uin HL901 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
answer text <p>We are fully committed to tackling the challenges of air pollution. We have committed £2 billion since 2011 to increase the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles and green transport initiatives and to support Local Authorities to take action. This has included investment in cycling schemes and low emission buses. We will publish revised air quality plans for nitrogen dioxide (NO<sub>2</sub>) by the end of this year. These will set out actions at all levels, including national and local, to achieve compliance with legal limits for NO<sub>2</sub> in the shortest possible time.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-07-08T11:36:31.963Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T11:36:31.963Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
248
label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
419999
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will revise its consultation paper on air quality draft plans, published on 12 September 2015, to take into account findings by the US Environmental Protection Agency of car manufacturers cheating in vehicle emissions tests. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 11166 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
answer text <p>The projections modelled in the draft plans were based on road transport emission factors from COPERT (Computer Programme to calculate Emissions from Road Transport). These take into account the gap between real world emissions and those from testing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-19T10:36:40.907Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T10:36:40.907Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
422458
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 representations, if any, they have made to British Members of the European Parliament about voting against European Union legislation requiring countries to carry out spot checks on the emissions of vehicles under real operating conditions. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
uin HL2783 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
answer text <p>In July this year, Defra prepared a voting brief for British MEPs concerning the revised National Emission Ceilings Directive. This advised MEPs to oppose an amendment which included the introduction of spot checks on vehicle emissions under real operating conditions, because the aim of the amendment and how it related to existing regimes was unclear. The Government supports the implementation of real driving emissions testing for vehicles but strongly believes that this should be addressed in the appropriate legislation to ensure clarity.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-02T14:54:42.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-02T14:54:42.203Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
3792
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this