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Motor Vehicles (Exhaust Emissions)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what interest his Department has taken with motor manufacturers in seeking to reduce the emission of fuel exhaust.

Since 1973 all new vehicles have had to conform to strict standards of construction to limit the emission of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. These requirements have been made more stringent for vehicles first used from 1st April this year, and standards are to be introduced for nitrogen oxides within the next two to three years. The United Kingdom is currently involved in consideration of yet stricter standards for all three types of pollutants within the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.