Stewart McDonald, the SNP member on the Transport Select Committee, has written to both the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) about the apparent lack of progress in any formal investigation into the emissions fixing scandal – centred on Volkswagen.
In his letters Stewart McDonald has asked for clarification from both organisations as to whether or not investigations are underway or planned. The scandal emerged when Volkswagen admitted that vehicles had been fitted with a device to conceal their full emission impact on the environment – while being tested.
It is thought that as many as a million cars in the UK alone may have been fitted with these devices – and there are concerns about how widespread the practice may be.
Stewart McDonald, SNP MP for Glasgow South commented:
‘’Given the outrage when this all emerged, it would be doubly shocking if nothing was being done to ensure it never happens again – and if there is no investigation into how it happened. I am asking the SFO and the CMA for assurance that they are going to act in the best interest of consumers and take action.
‘’ The scale of this scandal absolutely requires a transparent and effective inquiry. If VW want to re-establish trust with consumers – it is also in their interests that this is fully investigated and resolved. So far there is a lack of any sign of that happening.’’