My question during the Growing Back Better Report, 25 February 2021

Sir John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I strongly support the green VAT cuts. Did the Committee examine the future of the petrol and diesel car industry, and especially the future of the diesel engine parts, with all the skilled staff and big assets, if the Government move to an early ban on these new vehicles?

Philip Dunne (Ludlow) (Con): I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for his question.

The Committee is taking an interest in the impact of a transition from the current economy, with its carbon-intensive sectors, to a net zero economy. We are looking at our future programme and some of the impacts of green jobs, which we are in the middle of an inquiry on now, and we will be addressing specifically the point that he makes about the impact on the motor sector.

In the future, we are interested in some of the impacts of moving from an internal combustion engine source of transport to electrified transport and what that might do across different transport sectors. We will be working with the Transport Committee to ensure that we do not duplicate efforts, but that we are able to look into those matters.


  1. Alan Holmes
    February 26, 2021

    They have to ban fossil fuels so they can keep us in their smart cities whilst we die off from the poison injections or from starvation when we’re forced to eat Bill Gates fake meat and insect mush.
    To imagine you can exist with zero emissions is such a stupid idea it could only exist in politics.

  2. Adams
    February 26, 2021

    It must be very depressing to be surrounded by so many Ed Miliband inspired zero carbon know nothings John . How do you stand it ?

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