§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what advice he has received about the possibility of setting MOT motor vehicle emission standards based on individual manufacturers specifications; whether he will discuss with the European Commission whether variable standards would conflict with EC legislation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chope
[holding answer 21 January 1991]: Setting emissions standards based on vehicle manufacturers' specifications would result in a more demanding in-use standard than the one which has previously been allowed by the relevant EC type approval directive. We therefore propose to set carbon monoxide testing standards on the basis outlined in our consultation letter of 20 September 1990. I hope to be able to sign enabling regulations shortly.