Skip to main content

Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle scrappage scheme; (320317)

(2) what estimate he has made of the likely change in the volume of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the vehicle scrappage scheme in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.

No detailed assessment has been made by this Department. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, average CO2 emissions of a car bought through the scheme was 133.3 g/km, almost 10 per cent. below the overall new car market average and 26.8 per cent. below the average figure for a scrapped car.