Motor Vehicles: West Midlands
Business, Innovation and Skills

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Tom Watson (West Bromwich East, Labour)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the car scrappage scheme in the West Midlands.

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Ian Lucas (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Business and Regulatory Reform), Department for Business, Innovation & Skills; Wrexham, Labour)

It is really too early to expect to see an impact by region.

To date more than 60,000 new cars have been ordered via the car scrappage scheme. While we anticipate being able to give a breakdown of orders by region in due course, data are not yet available that would allow accurate regional figures to be provided.

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