§ Sir R. Russell
asked the Minister of Transport what further steps she now intends to take to reduce the air pollution caused by exhaust fumes from motor vehicles.
§ Mr. Swingler
The proposals in the Road Safety Bill will enable my right hon. Friend to make plating, type approval and maintenance regulations which should reduce the emission of excessive smoke from diesel engined vehicles by preventing their overloading, by requiring that new vehicles have engines which conform to the new British Standard for diesel engines and by including a smoke check in the annual test for goods vehicles.
For petrol engines I have nothing to add to the Answer given to the hon. Member for Leominster (Sir Clive Bossom) on 31st October.—[Vol. 735, c. 26.]