Skip to main content

Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what arrangements his Department has made for the administration of the car scrappage scheme; what procedures are to be followed in deciding whether a car has been scrapped; and who will determine whether a car has been scrapped under the scheme. (276023)

Under the scheme, the onus on administration is placed with the manufacturers, using their existing relationships and systems for working with dealers. Dealers will be required to provide proof that the old vehicle has been scrapped in the form of a ‘Certificate of Destruction’ from an authorised treatment facility and will liaise with manufacturers on the paperwork. The manufacturers will then claim the money back from BERR. There will be a number of checks to ensure compliance with the scheme criteria and the scheme will be periodically and independently audited.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2009, Official Report, column 1406W, on motor vehicles: Government assistance, if his Department will provide assistance through the Automotive Assistance Programme to (a) GM Motors, (b) Opel and (c) Vauxhall. (276238)

[holding answer 18 May 2009]: We are in regular contact with GM, discussing a range of issues including how we can best continue to help the company in the UK. The access to AAP support by businesses such as (a) GM Motors, (b) Opel and (c) Vauxhall would depend on theirs meeting the programme criteria.