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Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 4 April 2003, Official Report, column 879W, on CO2 emissions, if he will break down the figures for road transport to show cars and light vans. [117722]

Annual carbon dioxide (CO2) and other emissions from the transport sector are published each year in the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, which is available at www.naei.org.uk, and in Transport Statistics Great Britain, which is available via my Department's website at www.dft.gov.uk. Ratified data are available up to the year 2000. Detailed CO2 emissions for cars and light goods vehicles since 1990 are set out in the following table (all figures are given as megatonnes of carbon equivalents).

CarsLGV
199018.763.43
199118.683.54
199219.023.60
199319.133.67
199418.693.76
199518.303.86
199618.934.11
199719.054.15
199818.814.32
199919.064.32
200018.934.34

Note:

Figures given in this table are emissions "by source" and do not include emissions from the production of transport fuels and electricity. "Other transport" includes railways, domestic aviation and military aircraft, shipping, naval vessels and off-road sources. For further details, please see the explanatory notes in the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory and in Transport Statistic Great Britain.