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Air Quality And Diesel Emissions In Urban Centres

EDM number 1426 in 2015-16, proposed by Geraint Davies on 27/04/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Pollution and Roads.

That this House notes that 40,000 people die prematurely each year in the UK from diesel pollution; further notes that diesel cars produce 22 times more carcinogenic particulates than petrol and four times more nitrous oxides, that these emissions cause lung and blood vessel damage, heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and that these medical effects have been known for over 15 years; further notes that air pollution costs the economy £20 billion each year, that 50 per cent of new cars in the UK are now diesel, up from less than five per cent in 1992, and that laboratory emissions testing has not reflected on-road driving conditions, while some vehicles have had test-cheating devices installed; and calls on the Government to improve urban air quality by ensuring vehicle emissions-testing reflects on-road driving conditions, empowering local authorities to extend low emissions zones and pedestrianisation, restricting older more heavily polluting diesel vehicles from polluted urban areas, encouraging electric tram systems and LPG, hydrogen-powered or electric buses and taxis, introducing vehicle scrappage and LPG conversion schemes for older more polluting diesel vehicles and using fiscal measures to encourage a switch towards sustainable public and private transport.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Geraint Davies27/04/2016Swansea WestLabourProposed
Mims Davies27/04/2016EastleighConservativeSeconded
John McNally27/04/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Liz Saville Roberts27/04/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Gerald Kaufman27/04/2016Manchester, GortonLabourSeconded
Helen Goodman27/04/2016Bishop AucklandLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan27/04/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie27/04/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Hannah Bardell27/04/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Tom Brake27/04/2016Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Creagh27/04/2016WakefieldLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas27/04/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Ruth Cadbury27/04/2016Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Helen Hayes27/04/2016Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Chris Evans27/04/2016IslwynLabourSigned
David Crausby27/04/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Alan Meale27/04/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Calum Kerr27/04/2016Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkScottish National PartySigned
David Amess28/04/2016Southend WestConservativeSigned
Roger Mullin28/04/2016Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens28/04/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon28/04/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins28/04/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Kinnock28/04/2016AberavonLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan03/05/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil04/05/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell04/05/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Owen Thompson04/05/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham04/05/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Martyn Day09/05/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Hywel Williams09/05/2016ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Roger Godsiff09/05/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Alan Brown09/05/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
John Pugh10/05/2016SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Stewart McDonald10/05/2016Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned

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