§ Mr. Sayeed
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what plans he has to fund research into using urea in diesel vehicles to reduce nitrogen emissions; 295W
(2) what steps her Department is taking to back research into using urea in catalytic converters on diesel engines to reduce nitrogen emissions. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
None. Research and development of exhaust after-treatment systems, including the possible use of urea, is already well under way on a commercial basis so that manufacturers will be in a position to meet mandatory EU NOx emission limits for heavy diesel vehicles which come into force from 2008.