Transport written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Mr Paul Marsden Mr Paul Marsden Shadow Minister, Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 19 April 2004, Official Report, column 63W, on fuel efficient tyres, if he will estimate the reduction in emissions that would result from all freight vehicles switching to these tyres.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

If all freight vehicles in the UK achieved a saving of 7 per cent. in fuel consumption, this would reduce emissions by around half a million tonnes of carbon. However, as I explained in my earlier answer (ref 169906), we do not know how many trucks are already fitted with the most energy efficient tyres so we cannot estimate the effect on emissions of all freight vehicles changing to use these types of tyres.

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