Emissions Tests

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 28th January 2016.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Climate Justice) 9:30 am, 28th January 2016

What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on new emissions tests for cars.

Photo of Patrick McLoughlin Patrick McLoughlin The Secretary of State for Transport

I have held regular discussions with my ministerial colleagues on the new European emissions tests for cars. The Government strongly support the real driving emissions agreement, which is expected to significantly reduce real-world oxides of nitrogen emissions from diesel cars.

Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Climate Justice)

The Secretary of State will be aware that the European Commission has proposed new rules to test car emissions following the scandal involving Volkswagen vehicles. What discussions have the UK Government had with their EU counterparts on the proposals?

Photo of Patrick McLoughlin Patrick McLoughlin The Secretary of State for Transport

There have been several sets of negotiations. This came up at the last Transport Council I attended and I reported back to the House on its conclusions. The hon. Lady is absolutely right. This a very important subject that needs to be addressed right across the car manufacturing industry.