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International Clean Air Day 2022 and car manufacturers

EDM (Early Day Motion) 359: tabled on 06 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates International Clean Air Day 2022 on Wednesday 7 September; acknowledges that air pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK, accounting for as many as 64,000 premature deaths each year; expresses deep concern over reports that the emissions scandal has resulted in an extra 10.2 million vehicles worth of emissions in the UK; criticises the failure of car manufacturers previously found to have cheated emissions rules to take action in the UK to address both the environmental and human health impact of their conduct; recognises that these car manufacturers celebrated a combined total of nearly £220 billion in second-quarter earnings alone; urges car manufacturers to stop putting profit ahead of public health and take immediate action to reduce emissions through hardware retrofits and compensate affected owners; further notes that in Germany hardware retrofits for 60 separate diesel models have reduced nitrogen dioxide emissions by 60-95%; and calls on the Government to take decisive action against car manufacturers to reduce levels of toxic air pollution.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.