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MP seeks clarification over Volkswagen fixes

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.

And he also asked if he will seek assurances from Volkswagen that software and technical fixes made in response to problems with emissions testing will not change engine output, fuel consumption and performance data.

Responding, the Department for Transport said:

"The Secretary of State has met with the Chief Executive of Volkswagen UK to press him to ensure that the technical fixes are completed as quickly as possible for UK consumers.

"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."

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