HC Deb 18 July 2001 vol 372 cc267-8W
Miss Kirkbride

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if the EU end of life vehicle directive will be restricted to new cars; and if UK vehicle manufacturers will be required to pick up retrospective liabilities(a) immediately and (b) in the future; [4108]

(2) if she will make a statement on the implementation of the EU's end of life vehicle directive. [4109]

Mr. Wilson

The Government will issue a consultation paper on the implementation of the end of life vehicles directive as soon as possible. The directive introduces tightened environmental treatment standards which must apply for all vehicles scrapped from 2002 onwards. The consultation paper will focus on how obligations might be apportioned between different operators and views from all parties on the paper will be welcomed.