Volkswagen

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th January 2016.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will take steps to prevent insurance companies increasing premiums for owners of Volkswagen vehicles affected by the emissions scandal.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Motor insurers base their decision on whether to insure drivers and their vehicles, along with what premium to charge, by making an assessment of the risk involved. However, vehicle emissions are not regarded by insurers as a material factor they would normally take into consideration when setting a premium.

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