HC Deb 13 July 1978 vol 953 c737W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he intends to introduce more stringent legislation to control the emission of exhaust pollution by lorries.

Mr. Horam

New diesel-engined lorries already have to be tested for compliance with specific smoke limits; we are discussing with other countries in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe possible limits for gaseous emissions from such vehicles. There are more general regulations to limit emissions from existing vehicles; work is well advanced on developing a more effective method for testing such emissions.