Thank you for writing to Miriam Cates MP regarding the proposed ban on non-electric motorcycles.
While Miriam is aware of Government support being introduced to encourage the transition to zero-emission motorcycles across the UK –such as through a plug-in motorcycle grant scheme – she notes the benefits that motorcycles offer at present.
Motorcycles can make a significant contribution in combatting transport and traffic issues across the UK, in their ability to reduce congestion and in that they are an affordable alternative to the car. This in turn delivers independence and mobility as well as improving employment opportunities.
Miriam’s understanding is that the Government are currently seeking opinion on whether the UK should stop selling new non-zero emission L-category vehicles (such as motorcycles) and she awaits further announcements on this matter.
We sincerely hope that you find this response to be helpful.
Thanks once again for taking the time to raise this with Miriam.
With very best wishes
Office of Miriam Cates MP
Member of Parliament for Penistone & Stocksbridge
7th July 2023