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Diesel particulate filter efficiency tests

EDM (Early Day Motion) 955: tabled on 07 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the challenge to public health caused by roadside air pollution, in particular fine and ultra-fine combustion generated particles; urges the Government to observe best practice globally with regards to mitigating harmful levels of air pollution and to be guided by effective, evidence-based policies; recognises that Diesel Particulate Filters are very efficient at capturing polluting particles, but when damaged can lead to the emission of dangerous particulates; commends the Netherlands for introducing a Diesel Particulate Filter efficiency test as part of its Periodic Technical Inspections test; urges the Government to also introduce an efficient element in the diesel particulate matter section of the MOT based on particulate mass or number metrics; and calls on the House to support the Motor Vehicle Tests (Diesel Particulate Filters): Ten Minute Rule Motion which would make provision for efficiency testing of Diesel Particulate Filters.