Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th March 2017.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of allocating departmental funding to support the development of technology to filter toxic particles from vehicle exhausts at source to reduce air pollution.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

No assessment has been made of funding options to meet exhaust emission requirements as the technology to filter toxic particles from vehicle exhaust systems at source has already been developed. New diesel vehicles in the UK are fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and have been for several years.

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