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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1076A1: tabled on 27 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Greg Mulholland on 15 March 2017. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from `statement;' to end and add `notes that there are many direct and indirect causes of pollution, including from particulates arising from degradation of the road surface; recognises that diesel is often the most efficient fuel to use in many circumstances, including in refrigeration units; further notes that simply increasing duty on red diesel will just mean that costs will rise and be ultimately passed on to consumers; calls on the Government as part of its review to use positive incentives, to move away from red diesel where it is shown not to be the most appropriate fuel; further calls on the Government to introduce a system of energy and emissions ratings for refrigeration units; and notes that Euro VI diesel powered HGVs emit fewer pollutants than modern diesel cars.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the Chancellor of the Exchequer's review of red diesel usage announced in the Spring Budget 2017 statement; expresses concern at the amount of air pollution caused by diesel-powered transport refrigeration units; notes that those units can emit up to six times as much nitrogen oxide and almost 30 times as much particulate matter as a Euro 6 truck engine; further notes that those units are often run on red diesel, which is subsidised by HM Treasury; believes that subsidising red diesel inhibits the Government's plans to support the development and take-up of cleaner technologies; notes that if the UK's 84,000 transport refrigeration units became zero emission it would equate to taking 4 million Euro 6 diesel cars off the UK's roads; and therefore urges the Government to act and end red diesel subsidies for transport refrigeration units.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.