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Transport: Exhaust Emissions

Transport written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Committee on Climate Change's report, Scope of carbon budgets—Statutory advice on inclusion of international aviation and shipping, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report's recommendations.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The Government is in the process of considering the impacts of the potential inclusion of emissions from international aviation and shipping within the scope of the UK's carbon budgets and targets and takes this issue seriously. As part of this consideration, we are taking into account a range of factors, including the anticipated economic impacts and the level of progress that has been made towards action to tackle emissions from these sectors at the international level.

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