Stewart McDonald, SNP MP for Glasgow South, asked the Government to clarify how they intend to fix Volkswagen vehicles found to be using defeat devices.
He asked what recent discussions the Secretary of State for Transport has had with Volkswagen on the timeframe that has been agreed to complete software and technical fixes for all its UK consumers.
Responding, the Department for Transport said:
"The UK’s Vehicle Certification Agency issued the type approval for some Volkswagen Group vehicles. For these the agency is working with the manufacturer to review and approve the proposed fixes. They are carrying out tests to ensure that after the fix is applied the vehicles do not have an illegal defeat device, that they meet all the legal requirements including emissions, and that other vehicles characteristics are unchanged, including fuel consumption and engine noise."