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Motor Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 July 2008, Official Report, columns 88-90WS, on new cars: emissions targets, what position she has taken in discussions with the EU in respect of a possible derogation for Jaguar and Land Rover. (219801)

The UK is not seeking a derogation for any one specific automotive manufacturer. The UK position is that manufacturers that only produce a narrow range of products, while still being subject to challenging mandatory targets, should not be unfairly disadvantaged as compared to their competitors who produce a wider range of vehicle types. Our position on this is set out in more detail in the new car CO2 consultation document on the DfT website.