MP Responses

Tim Farron MP response

Tim Farron: Liberal Democrat – Westmorland and Lonsdale

Dear [   ]

Thank you very much for your recent email with regard to the forthcoming ban on the sale of new ICEVs.

It was a pleasure catching up with you the other week.  I will admit that I am generally supportive of the proposed plans to stop the sale of new ICEVs from 2030 but there are still some crucial details missing from the Government’s plans.  I will also be surprised if the Government will be able to implement the ban within its intended timeline.

I am keen to get the views of Ministers on the CEBR report which makes a cogent and strong argument against the proposed plans.  I am pleased to confirm that I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport to raise your concerns and queries and to ask whether Ministers would consider revisiting the proposed ban on the basis of the CEBR report.  I have also asked for clarification concerning any wiggle room for ICEVs in the proposed ban.  I will write again when I have received the response.

With best wishes
Yours sincerely


8th December 2022