HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 c341W
Mr. David Porter

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has further to curb exhaust emissions from heavy goods vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

We are urging the European Commission to bring forward the most stringent standards that are technically and economically feasible. A further strengthening of these standards and the addition of a particulate standard is now being discussed in Europe.

Regulations are being prepared to enforce, from 1 October 1990, Community standards on the emissions of carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and hydrocarbons from new vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.