HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 cc97-8W
Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research his Department is undertaking into the correlation between exhaust emission standards necessitating bigger engines and increased fuel consumption, and possible effects on imports of oil.

Mr. Anthony Grant

The exhaust emission standards proposed in the United Kingdom are unlikely to have any significant effect on power output or lead to any increase in fuel consumption.