Motor Vehicles: Environment Protection

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Chris Law Chris Law Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the environmental footprint of motorcycles and single occupant cars on comparable commuting journeys; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport publishes statistics regarding emissions from road vehicles per vehicle kilometre in urban conditions. This includes both petrol and diesel cars, and motorcycles. The latest statistics, from December 2018, are available in Table ENV0302 of Transport Statistics Great Britain. This is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/energy-and-environment-data-tables-env#pollutants-emissions-and-noise-env03 .

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