§ 43. Helen Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what percentage of vehicle emissions were accounted for by public transport in the latest period for which figures are available. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
Provisional figures from the National Environmental Technology Centre suggest that in 1996, emissions from buses and coaches accounted for 9.5 per cent. of the total emissions of PM10 from road transport in the United Kingdom, 6.5 per cent. of the emissions of nitrogen oxides, 1.7 per cent. of the emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds, 1.8 per cent. of the emissions of carbon monoxide and 4.6 per cent. of the emissions of carbon dioxide.