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Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of trends in the volume of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the manufacture of vehicles sold to consumers participating in the vehicle scrappage scheme. (321253)

No detailed assessment has been made 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.