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Autumn Budget And Zero Emission Refrigeration

EDM number 1695 in 2017-19, proposed by Tom Brake on 15/10/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Environmental protection and Pollution.

That this House notes the Chancellor of the Exchequer is due to set out his Budget on 29 October 2018; further notes the steps Ministers are taking to tackle Britain’s air pollution, including investing in a range of clean technology solutions; notes the call for evidence run this year by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs into red diesel use in urban areas; believes that transport refrigeration units used by fleet operators is one area where access to cheaper red diesel disincentivises uptake of alternative clean technologies; further believes that if the up to 34,000 transport refrigeration units in the UK using red diesel switched to zero emission alternatives, it would equate to removing the nitrogen oxide emissions of 1.8 million Euro 6 diesel cars; notes that HM Treasury's red diesel subsidies for transport refrigeration are worth an estimated £100 million; and therefore encourages the Chancellor to use the Autumn Budget to end red diesel access for transport refrigeration.

This motion has been signed by a total of 6 MPs.

Tom Brake15/10/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Geraint Davies15/10/2018Swansea WestLabourSeconded
Alan Brown15/10/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham16/10/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Martyn Day17/10/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins17/10/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded

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