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Ultra-Low Emission Zone Bill 2019, TSR Government



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Ultra-Low Emission Zone Bill 2019






An Act to introduce ultra-low emission zones across the UK to improve air quality.




BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1: Definitions.
(1) Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is a traffic pollution charge scheme that aims to reduce tailpipe emissions.
(2) A Euro standard is an exhaust emission standard for petrol and diesel engines and defines the limit for exhaust emissions for new vehicles sold in EU member states. There are multiple Euro standards.
(3) Specialist vehicles are defined as agricultural vehicles, military vehicles, non-road going vehicles which are allowed to drive on the motorway, large mobile cranes and amphibious vehicles.

2: Classes of the Ultra-Low Emission Zones.
(1) Class A: ULEZ will apply to buses, coaches, taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs).
a) This will apply to the following areas:
- Northern Ireland: Armagh and Newry.
- Wales: Newport.
(2) Class B: ULEZ will apply to buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles (PHVs), heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and light goods vehicles (LGVs).
a) This will apply to the following areas:
- Northern Ireland: Belfast and Londonderry (Derry).
- Scotland: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
- North West England: Chester and Lancashire (Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Chorley, Lancaster, Preston and Wyre).
- North East England: Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool and Middlesborough.
- Wales: Cardiff and Swansea.
- East Midlands: Derby, Mansfield, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton and Lincoln.
- South West England: Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cheltenham, Exeter, Gloucester, Plymouth and Swindon.
- South East England: Berkshire (Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham), Buckinghamshire (Amersham, Chesham and High Wycombe), Hampshire (Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester), Kent (Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Gravesend, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells), Oxford, Surrey and Sussex (Brighton, Crawley, Eastbourne, Hastings, Horsham, Hove and Worthing).
- East of England: Bedford, Cambridge, Essex, Hertfordshire (Broxbourne, Watford, Welwyn Hatfield, Stevenage and St Albans), Ipswich and Norwich.
(3) Class C: ULEZ will apply to buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles (PHVs), heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), light goods vehicles (LGVs) and cars.
a) This will apply to the following areas:
- North West England: Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) and Merseyside (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral).
- North East England: Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland.
- Yorkshire and the Humber: Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield and York.
- West Midlands: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Stoke-on-Trent, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
- Central London (within the North and South Circular boundary) and the whole of the London Borough of Hounslow.

3: Operation of the Ultra-Low Emission Zones.
(1) ULEZ shall operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year across the UK.
(2) The ULEZ infrastructure shall be jointly operated by local government authorities and the Department of Transport.
(3) Local government authorities and the Department of Transport reserves the right to make amendments to the ULEZ in towns and cities subject to public consultation.
(4) The ULEZ charges shall come into effect on 1st January 2020.

4: Vehicles affected by the Ultra-Low Emission Zone Charges.
(1) All vehicles travelling in the zone shall have to meet specific exhaust emission standards laid out in this act.
(2) A Government grant of up to £3,500 is available to help car, motorcycle and van owners in purchasing a new ultra-low emission vehicle.

5: Charges for the Ultra-Low Emission Zones.
(1) Information regarding ULEZ emission standards, the daily charge, discounts and exemptions shall be available on local government authorities and Department of Transport websites.
(i) Vehicles travelling across different ULEZ classes will only have to pay the daily charge once.*
(2) ULEZ emission standards are based on Euro emission standards.
(3) Vehicles registered outside of the UK shall pay the ULEZ charge as well as vehicles registered inside of the UK.
(4) The ULEZ emission standards and charges for vehicles are as follows:
(i) Vehicle type, Euro Standards, Charge per day if not compliant with the ULEZ standards:
- Motorcycle, moped etc. Euro 3 - £12.50
- Car and a small van. Euro 4 (Petrol)/Euro 6 (Diesel) - £12.50
- Large van and minibus. Euro 4 (Petrol)/Euro 6 (Diesel) - £12.50
- Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). Euro 6 - £100
- Bus and coach. Euro 6 - £100
(ii) The charges shall cover the vehicle in the ULEZ from 00:00 to 23:59.
(iii) From 00:00 the next day, the ULEZ charge shall be paid again if the vehicle drives within the ULEZ.

6: Discounts and Exemptions from the Ultra-Low Emission Zones.
(1) Local businesses within ULEZ Classes B and C shall be exempt from ULEZ charges for 2 years to allow them to adapt/change their vehicle to meet ULEZ standards.
(i) The discount shall be available to local businesses within ULEZ Classes B and C from 2020 to 2022.
(ii) On 1st January 2022 local businesses within ULEZ Classes B and C shall no longer be exempt from ULEZ charges.
(2) Residents who live within ULEZ Class C shall be exempt from ULEZ charges for 2 years to allow them to adapt/change their vehicle to meet ULEZ standards.
(i) The discount shall be available to those who live in ULEZ Class C from 2020 to 2022.
(ii) On 1st January 2022 residents within ULEZ Class C shall no longer be exempt from ULEZ charges.
(3) Vehicles that have a ‘disabled’ or ‘disabled passenger vehicle’ tax class shall be exempt from the ULEZ charges for 2 years to allow them to adapt/change their vehicle to meet ULEZ standards.
(i) The discount shall be available to those who live in ULEZ Class C from 2020 to 2022.
(ii) On 1st January 2022 residents within ULEZ Class C who have a ‘disabled’ or ‘disabled passenger vehicle’ tax class shall no longer be exempt from ULEZ charges.
(4) All vehicles that have a ‘historic’ vehicle tax class shall be exempt from ULEZ charges.
(i) The ‘historic’ vehicle tax class excludes any vehicle used commercially.
(5) Vehicles built before 1st January 1973 shall be exempt from the ULEZ charge.
(6) Specialist vehicles shall be exempt from the ULEZ charge.

7: Payment of the Ultra-Low Emission Zones charges.
(1) Local government authorities will be responsible for building ANPR cameras within the ULEZ to read the vehicle’s number plate within the zone to see if the vehicle meets the emissions standards for ULEZ.
(i) The ULEZ shall use fixed and mobile CCTV number plate recognition (known as ANPR cameras).
(2) There shall be no barriers or toll booths for the payment of the ULEZ charge.
(3) The ULEZ charges shall be able to be paid online, by post, by PayPoint machines, by the Post Office or by phone.
(4) The ULEZ charges shall be paid within 28 days of being issued.
(i) Failure to pay the ULEZ charge within 28 days shall result in a penalty fine of triple the original ULEZ charge.
(ii) The ULEZ penalty fine shall be paid within 14 days of being issued.
(iii) Failure to pay the ULEZ penalty charge shall result in prosecution.

8: Commencement, Short Title and Extent.
(1) This act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.
(2) This act shall come into force from 1st January 2020.
(3) This act may be cited as the Ultra-Low Emission Zone Bill 2019.



Notes
This government is committed to tackling the climate emergency head-on such that we can leave behind a cleaner, greener and more sustainable world for future generations to enjoy. Through the implementation of ULEZ from 1st January 2020, we will be introducing the world's toughest ULEZ across towns and cities in the UK to drastically improve air quality such that they meet WHO standards for air quality or better.1

Car, motorcycle and van owners living in ULEZ classes B and C who are required to adapt/change their vehicles can apply for a £3,500 Government grant to help with the cost of purchasing a new ultra-low emission vehicle. 2Alternatively, car, motorcycle and van owners (and those who own other vehicles) can adapt their vehicles to meet the ULEZ standards by retrofitting it to reduce tailpipe emissions through the following: Adblue, Bio-diesel, Flywheel system, diesel particulate filters and selective catalytic reduction.

As for bus and coach operators, they will be largely unaffected through the introduction of ULEZ as many large bus operators such as Arriva, First and Stagecoach and coach operators such as National Express and Megabus already have vehicles which are ULEZ compliant. For smaller bus and coach operators, they will be eligible to bid for the Clean Bus Technology Fund 3 which is worth £7 million to partially fund the cost of upgrade their fleet to meet ULEZ requirements and/or fund the cost of purchasing a new ultra-low emissions vehicle.

Finally, vehicles travelling across different ULEZs in towns and cities across the UK will only have to pay the daily charge once as stated in subsection 5, 1 (i).*

Footnotes
1https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fac...ity-and-health
2https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants
3https://www.gov.uk/government/collec...echnology-fund

Costings
It is extremely difficult to estimate the cost of ULEZ across the UK because this has not been introduced across the UK and several towns and cities like Birmingham and Leeds are currently considering about implementing a clean air zone. Therefore, we do not know the estimated revenue that ULEZ would generate across the UK or the costs that are involved with implementing the scheme. However, in Central London, the introduction of ULEZ is expected to generate a net operating surplus of £127m in its first year of operation. 1

Footnotes
1 https://www.london.gov.uk/questions/2018/3170

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The Mogg
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This doesn't apply to my constituency, or even my half of Wales, and I deem it unjust for me to Aye or Nay something that I wouldn't be affected by, therefore I have voted Abstain.
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At best it's virtue signalling nonsense that slightly increases cost of living, at worst a significant tax on the working class on top of increases in the general cost of living. The government continues to show that it has a singular goal: to impoverish the nation.
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Aye. A contribution to improving health.
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Aye. A contribution to improving health.
Seconded.
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I am happy with the change to push back the date, but I still maintain that the fines are too high. I will abstain on this one.
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Nay.

Despite going through the bill comprehensively and advising solutions I see no changes made to this bill.
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This doesn't apply to my constituency, or even my half of Wales, and I deem it unjust for me to Aye or Nay something that I wouldn't be affected by, therefore I have voted Abstain.
Parts of Wales do not have the air quality issues that Cardiff and Swansea have, but I am disappointed you did not wish to help them and many other parts of the United Kingdom.
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Nay. We are neither under a ”climate emergency” nor dying in the thousands because of diesel vans.
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one ineligible vote (AYE) has been removed from GiveMeCoffee4 (you are not an MP, if you want info on how to be one or get involved please contact me)
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The ayes to the right, 26
The noes to the left, 11
Abstain, 7
Turnout: 88%

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