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Air Pollution And Red Diesel

EDM number 1076 in 2016-17, proposed by Greg Mulholland on 15/03/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Oil, petrol and natural gas, Pollution and Roads.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Greg Mulholland15/03/2017Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratProposed
Alan Mak16/03/2017HavantConservativeSeconded
Neil Gray20/03/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySeconded
Angus MacNeil20/03/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Alex Salmond20/03/2017Seconded
Alan Meale20/03/2017MansfieldLabourSeconded
Phil Boswell20/03/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin20/03/2017Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/03/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law21/03/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas21/03/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Mark Durkan21/03/2017FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Drew Hendry22/03/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon22/03/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Margaret Ritchie22/03/2017South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Roger Godsiff22/03/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Lady Hermon22/03/2017North DownIndependentSigned
John Nicolson24/03/2017East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Rachael Maskell30/03/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned

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