Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

Transport written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 February 2014, Official Report, column 716W, on Office for Low Emission Vehicles, whether the £170 million projected to be unspent over the period 2010 to 2015 will roll over into the next Parliament in addition to or as part of the £500 million commitment for the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles from 2015 to 2020 referred to in the answer of 25 November 2013 to the hon. Member for Strangford, Official Report , column 102W, on fuels.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

No, as with all Government Departments, the Department for Transport underspends on particular policy areas are generally either used to cover other pressures within departmental budgets or are surrendered back to HM Treasury. The £400 million provision was for the period 2010-15.

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