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424285
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
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, whether the Environment Agency is undertaking an investigation into defeat devices used by Volkswagen in emissions tests. more like this
tabling member constituency Wakefield more like this
tabling member printed
Mary Creagh more like this
uin 13689 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
answer text <p>The Government has announced a UK programme to retest vehicles including Volkswagen vehicles, led by the regulator for vehicle emissions. This is the Vehicle Certification Agency, not the Environment Agency.</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 2015-10-30T11:06:33.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-30T11:06:33.39Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
1579
label Biography information for Mary Creagh more like this
425689
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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 assessment she has made of the effect on air quality of levels of emissions from motor vehicles. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
tabling member printed
Stewart McDonald more like this
uin 902028 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
answer text <p>We have been open about the difference between real world and laboratory testing for diesel cars and our modelling takes into account the gap between laboratory testing and real world emissions. The UK government is committed to taking action on emissions testing. We see real world testing as the ultimate solution and a vital step in tackling air pollution. The vote to introduce RDE in 2017 is an important milestone but we will continue to press at EU level for a comprehensive approach to emissions testing to restore consumer confidence and deliver our wider air quality and climate objectives.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-05T16:38:40.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T16:38:40.187Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
4461
label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
443767
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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 proportion of nitrogen dioxide pollution in the UK is caused by emissions from private cars. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Zeichner more like this
uin 21781 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
answer text <p>We assess emissions in terms of nitrogen oxides (NO<sub>x</sub>) rather than nitrogen dioxide (NO<sub>2</sub>) because the proportion of NO<sub>2</sub> varies significantly across vehicle types. Passenger cars (including both petrol and diesel vehicles) contribute 29% of the total emissions of NO<sub>x</sub> in the UK. Passenger cars contribute 45% of NO<sub>X</sub> emissions from road transport.</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 2016-01-18T14:40:06.327Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T14:40:06.327Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4382
label Biography information for Daniel Zeichner more like this
515827
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
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 discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on assessing the effect on air quality and levels of emissions from motor vehicles of data published by Emissions Analytics and the Department for Transport on the level of emissions from new diesel cars. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
tabling member printed
Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
uin 35684 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
answer text <p>Tackling air quality is a priority for this Government and we are committed to meeting air quality limits for nitrogen dioxide in the shortest possible time. Defra and the Department for Transport work closely together at all levels to embed air quality considerations in the development of transport policy and delivery, including in relation to vehicle emissions. The inter-Ministerial group on Clean Growth meets as and when required and its members include Ministers and officials from the relevant departments, including Defra and the Department for Transport.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s comprehensive National Air Quality Plan (www.gov.uk/government/publications/air-quality-in-the-uk-plan-to-reduce-nitrogen-dioxide-emissions), published in December last year, is based on the best available evidence and uses the latest COPERT (Computer Programme to Calculate Emissions from Road Transport) (4v11) factors to calculate emissions from diesel cars.</p><p> </p><p>In May, the Government will present the results of its vehicle testing programme (www.gov.uk/government/publications/vehicle-emissions-testing-programme-conclusions) to European Research for Mobile Emission Sources (ERMES), the body responsible for collating vehicle emission data, to inform its updated emissions factors later this year. This will ensure that EU-wide emission factors more accurately reflect the difference between real world driving and laboratory test conditions.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-04T16:54:10.57Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T16:54:10.57Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4461
label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
516670
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
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 estimate of real world diesel emissions for Euro 6 vehicles, relative to the laboratory test limit, was used in the evidential basis supporting her Department's conclusion that eight air quality zones would not comply with Nitrogen Dioxide limits by 2020 if no action is taken. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 36062 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
answer text <p>The modelling used for the air quality plan was based on the best available data and uses the latest COPERT (Computer Programme to Calculate Emissions from Road Transport) (4v11) factors to calculate emissions from diesel cars.</p><p>These COPERT factors reflect that there is a difference between laboratory testing of vehicle emissions and real world emissions. They assume Euro 6 diesel cars are, on average, emitting 2.8 times the level of emissions allowed for the Euro 6 standard.</p><p>In May, the Government will present the results of its vehicle testing programme (www.gov.uk/government/publications/vehicle-emissions-testing-programme-conclusions) to European Research for Mobile Emission Sources (ERMES), the body responsible for collating vehicle emission data, to inform its updated emissions factors later this year. This will ensure that EU-wide emission factors continue to focus on the latest data updated on the basis of real world 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 2016-05-04T16:54:48.243Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-04T16:54:48.243Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
518405
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
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 assessment her Department has made of the comparative particulate pollution created by (a) diesel and (b) electric cars. more like this
tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Flynn more like this
uin 36949 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>The UK’s main air quality concerns relate to ambient concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, in particular close to busy roads, with diesel vehicles being the major source. Electric vehicles have zero exhaust emissions and offer a clear benefit in tackling this ongoing air quality challenge.</p><p> </p><p>On pollution from particulate matter, evidence is limited. Recent research suggests that battery electric vehicles have similar total emissions of particulate matter to petrol and diesel vehicles, due to their higher mass causing increased non-exhaust particulate matter. The UK Automotive Council has identified vehicle lightweighting as a strategic technology priority, and recent Government research and development funding of £38 million will support a number of projects in this area.</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 2016-05-12T10:46:48.02Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T10:46:48.02Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
545
label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
709328
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits introducing legislative proposals on the use of signage and fines in areas of high pollution to encourage drivers to switch off their engines while stationary. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Sarah Olney more like this
uin 67060 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
answer text <p>Local authorities already have the powers to issue fixed penalty notices of £20 to drivers who allow their vehicle engines to run unnecessarily while the vehicle is stationary, using powers under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002, and are able to use signage to discourage idling. Local authorities can also voluntarily introduce Clean Air Zones should they wish to do so using their powers under the Transport Act 2000. Clean Air Zones can be used to address vehicle idling.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Given these existing powers, Defra has made no assessment of the potential merits of introducing legislative proposals on the use of signage and fines in areas of high pollution to encourage drivers to switch off their engines while stationary.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-03-14T12:29:41.86Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T12:29:41.86Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4591
label Biography information for Sarah Olney more like this
765244
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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 his Department's strategy, UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations, published in July 2017, when his Department plans to issue guidance to local authorities; and if he will make that guidance publicly available. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 105493 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
answer text <p>The Government is working closely with local authorities required to take action under the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Bespoke advice, expertise and funding has already been provided. There is regular engagement with the local authorities and the Government is committed to continuing to support local authorities with specific advice, expertise and funding targeted at each area throughout the production and implementation of their local plans.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
grouped question UIN 105494 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-11T16:37:29.07Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-11T16:37:29.07Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
802695
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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 discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on reducing roadside emissions. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 118244 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
answer text <p>Defra works closely with the Department for Transport in tackling the shared challenges of improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This includes regular discussions at Ministerial and official level. Last year we established a Joint Air Quality Unit, staffed by members of both Departments, which is responsible for driving delivery of the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-12T11:32:32.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-12T11:32:32.983Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
891392
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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 plans he has to allocate funding to small and medium-sized enterprises to meet the (a) cost of replacing commercial vehicles that are no longer compliant with and (b) other costs arising from the implementation of Clean Air Zones. more like this
tabling member constituency Cleethorpes more like this
tabling member printed
Martin Vickers more like this
uin 138021 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
answer text <p>In July 2017, the Government published the UK Plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations and announced a £255 million Implementation Fund for 28 local councils to accelerate their air quality plans in order to achieve compliance with legal NO<sub>2</sub> limits as soon as possible. Where these local plans identify Clean Air Zones as the appropriate measure the Implementation Fund will be available to cover associated implementation costs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also announced £220 million for the Clean Air Fund, which will allow these local authorities to apply for funds to mitigate the impact of their plans on local businesses.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-03T15:30:46.59Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-03T15:30:46.59Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
3957
label Biography information for Martin Vickers more like this