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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more people to use low emission vehicles. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 252124 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The Government’s mission is to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has a range of grant-funded schemes to assist with the cost of purchasing ultra low and zero emission vehicles and the installation of charging infrastructure in motorists’ homes, on residential streets, at work places, car parks and the wider public estate.</p><p>Motorists of zero and ultra low emission vehicle also benefit from a tax regime that rewards the cleanest vehicles. The Government is investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021, with grants available for plug in vehicles and schemes to support chargepoint infrastructure. The Road to Zero Strategy, published in July last year, sets out a clear pathway to zero emissions, to give clarity and certainty to both industry and motorists.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T15:21:06.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:21:06.13Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1127078
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will run a public information campaign to raise awareness of the effect of engine idling on public health. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 255353 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>Air pollution is an important challenge and Government is involved in a wide range of actions tackling it. Local Authorities are often best placed to run such campaigns, as they are able to focus on areas where idling is a particular problem. Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly offering automatic stop-start systems which help save fuel and CO<sub>2</sub> emissions.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:14:26.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:14:26.373Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1127079
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) inform the public about the effect of engine idling on public health and (b) discourage engine idling in order to protect public health. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 255354 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>The Department is supporting Local Authorities to introduce measures such as Clean Air Zones, which involve public information campaigns on the dangers of air pollution. Idling policy is currently under review and the Department aims to make it possible for Local Authorities to tackle idling more effectively and build on their existing powers.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T10:12:29.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:12:29.157Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1127603
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125528, Motor Vehicles: Carbon Emissions, for what reasons different systems are in place for tackling smoky and excessive exhaust emissions from (a) lorries and buses and (b) private cars and motorcycles. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 256295 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) reporting system outlined in the answer of 5 February to Question 125528 applies to lorries and buses, because some of DVSA’s powers and responsibilities are specific to lorries and buses. For example; the DVSA has powers in respect of the enforcement of commercial road transport offences but does not have the same enforcement powers in respect of private cars or motorcycles. In all cases it remains the user’s responsibility to ensure the vehicle continues to meet these emissions standards at all times while in use.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-28T11:23:03.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T11:23:03.447Z
answering member
3996
label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129019
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 256295, Motor Vehicles: Carbon Emissions, what steps a member of the public can take if they want to report a private vehicle that has an excessively smoky exhaust and may not be meeting the required emissions standards. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 259167 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
answer text <p>The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, as amended, requires all vehicles to meet strict emission standards and be constructed and maintained so as not to emit any avoidable smoke or avoidable visible vapour.</p><p> </p><p>The police are responsible for enforcing these requirements on public roads for light goods vehicles and private cars. They also have powers, under Regulations 54 and 61 of the Regulations, to take action if they suspect a vehicle is in breach of these regulations.</p><p> </p><p>The Government would encourage members of the public to bring such problems to the attention of the police through their neighbourhood policing teams to ensure they are given an appropriate priority.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency operate a website so that members of the public can report heavy goods vehicles that appear to have excessively smoky exhausts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:14:37.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:14:37.8Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Sir Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1129074
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many roads managed by Highways England as part of the Strategic Road Network have illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 259426 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answer text <p>Highways England’s Air Quality Strategy published in August 2017, sets out the company’s actions to improve air quality on the strategic road network. This supports the Government’s Air Quality Plan for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in UK (2017), which established the Government’s commitment to improve air quality on the Strategic Road Network (SRN).</p><p> </p><p>Highways England’s Delivery Plan 2018-2019, published in July 2018, provides an update on progress and this year’s Delivery Plan with a further update will be published this summer.</p><p> </p><p>Highways England have agreed with the Department for Transport a programme of work to assess and deliver improvements in air quality on the SRN, with a focus on 101 SRN road links which have been identified by Government’s Pollution Climate Mapping (PCM) model as exceeding NO2 limit values.</p><p> </p><p>Highways England are analysing these road links through their programme of work to identify what measures can be implemented to deliver compliance as quickly as possible. The total number of roads affected will be lower, as some roads have more than one link in exceedance along the whole route.</p><p>We anticipate that the programme of improvement activity will be published later this year, once the appropriate links have been assessed and mitigation measures identified.</p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
grouped question UIN 259427 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-06T12:55:02.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T12:55:02.317Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Sir Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1129075
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when Highways England plans to publish a plan to meet legal levels of nitrogen dioxide on the strategic road network. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 259427 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answer text <p>Highways England’s Air Quality Strategy published in August 2017, sets out the company’s actions to improve air quality on the strategic road network. This supports the Government’s Air Quality Plan for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in UK (2017), which established the Government’s commitment to improve air quality on the Strategic Road Network (SRN).</p><p> </p><p>Highways England’s Delivery Plan 2018-2019, published in July 2018, provides an update on progress and this year’s Delivery Plan with a further update will be published this summer.</p><p> </p><p>Highways England have agreed with the Department for Transport a programme of work to assess and deliver improvements in air quality on the SRN, with a focus on 101 SRN road links which have been identified by Government’s Pollution Climate Mapping (PCM) model as exceeding NO2 limit values.</p><p> </p><p>Highways England are analysing these road links through their programme of work to identify what measures can be implemented to deliver compliance as quickly as possible. The total number of roads affected will be lower, as some roads have more than one link in exceedance along the whole route.</p><p>We anticipate that the programme of improvement activity will be published later this year, once the appropriate links have been assessed and mitigation measures identified.</p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
grouped question UIN 259426 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-06T12:55:02.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T12:55:02.407Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Sir Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1129377
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 his Department is taking to support the public to retrofit and upgrade vehicles in order to reduce pollution. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 259064 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answer text <p>The Government has invested over £84 million in retrofitting vehicles with pollution reducing technology since 2013, most of which have been buses for public transport. The continued development, promotion and implementation of innovative retrofit technology will be an important element of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides and will help bridge the gap in the journey towards zero emissions by 2050.</p><p> </p><p>In February, the Government awarded £1 million of grants to three technology providers to support the accreditation testing of vehicle retrofit technologies, looking particularly to support bringing retrofit solutions for different vehicle types onto the market. These will mainly focus on HGVs and coaches. At the moment there is no practical retrofit solution for passenger cars and with their lower value and limited physical space, finding a cost effective solution will prove a challenge.</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 2019-06-10T10:47:18.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:47:18.387Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly 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
answer
answer
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
1131822
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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 steps his Department is taking to support scrappage schemes for highly polluting vehicles. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 263898 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
answer text <p>The Government is not currently considering a national scrappage scheme in light of concerns over deliverability and value for money. However we have not restricted the types of measures eligible local authorities could bid for funding for from the Clean Air Fund which supports local authorities with nitrogen dioxide exceedances. The Government will continue to assess bids that relate to scrappage and where these are approved support the local authorities in delivery of these schemes.</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 2019-06-21T12:34:47.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T12:34:47.553Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this