Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th June 2019.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Government has not penalised VW for misleading vehicle emissions.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government continues to take the unacceptable actions of Volkswagen extremely seriously. However, given that the vast majority, if not all, of the potential wrong doing is likely to have occurred at Volkswagen AG in Germany, it is for the German Government in the first place to take action. The Department will assess the prospects of taking action in the UK, once the German investigation is complete and based on any available evidence.

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