Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th August 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to ensure that all airlines operating in the UK have a carbon offset scheme to which customers can sign up.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Holding answer received on 24 July 2019

On 18 July 2019 the government launched a call for evidence on carbon offsetting for all transport modes, including aviation.

This call for evidence explores how we might improve consumer understanding of the emissions from their journeys and their options to offset them, and if travel providers should be required to offer voluntary carbon offsets to their customers.

This is an area where we believe more information is needed to understand how any schemes could work successfully and we are looking forward to seeing the views and evidence that come through in response.

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