Ferries: Exhaust Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 28 February 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to prevent the drivers of vehicles aboard ferries in UK waters from prematurely switching on their engines prior to disembarkation, in order to reduce emissions and protect public health.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government has no current plans to regulate this area. Ferry passengers are not generally permitted to remain with their vehicles while on passage for safety reasons. Individual ferry operators have in place their own policies to manage engine switch-on as drivers return to their vehicles before arrival, in order to reduce emissions on the car deck.

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