Vehicle Emissions Trading Schemes Order 2023

The House debated and voted on the Draft Vehicle Emissions Trading Schemes Order 2023 on Monday 4 December 2023.  The statutory instrument provides the car-making industry with certainty as it invests in the transition to zero-emission vehicles ahead of the Government’s commitment to end the sale of new non-zero-emission vehicles, cars and vans in 2035. The draft order will be made using powers under the Climate Change Act 2008 to create trading schemes that apply to Great Britain, and to preserve an appropriately scaled version of the current regulations for Northern Ireland. 

I voted in favour of the statutory instrument which passed:  Ayes 381: Noes 36. Twenty-six Conservative MPs voted against the Government on the statutory instrument which was the largest Government rebellion of Rishi Sunak’s premiership to date.