Topical Questions

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons on 19th March 2019.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders told us in big, bold type in its briefing note this morning that the vehicle excise duty diesel supplement must be removed immediately if we are to encourage the sale of the most advanced and cleanest diesel engines, such as those in which JLR is investing heavily. If that change is needed immediately, can manufacturers be expected to wait until the October Budget for an answer?