European Parliament Internal Market Committee to visit the UK on 21-23 September
A seven-strong delegation from the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will visit the UK from 21 to 23 September 2016 in the context of the current overhaul of the EU type-approval rules for cars. .
The MEPs participating in the mission to the UK are:
• Vicky Ford (ECR, UK), chair of the Internal Market Committee and head of the delegation
• Lucy Anderson (S&D, UK)
• Daniel Dalton (ECR, UK)
• Ivan Štefanec (EPP, SK)
• Biljana Borzan (S&D, HR)
• Maria Grapini (S&D, RO)
• Robert Iwaszkiewicz (EFDD, PL)
“The purpose of this trip is to learn first hand from those involved in the type approval process how we can improve the current system in Europe” said Daniel Dalton MEP who is steering the file through the European Parliament. “We will be visiting the world class testing facilities at Jaguar Land Rover in Coventry, meeting Aston Martin in Gaydon to hear about the challenges for small volume manufacturers, talking to environmental groups in London about the weaknesses in the existing rules and to the national testing service and type approval authority about the practicalities of proposed changes to the rules”
MEPs to debate first amendments to type-approval rules on 29 September
Following the visit, Mr Dalton will present his amendments to the Commission’s proposal to ensure that cars placed on the market comply with all EU safety, environmental and production requirements on Thursday, 29 September. The debate in the Internal Market Committee will be webstreamed on EP Live.
The proposal on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles was presented by the EU Commission on 27 January 2016 in the aftermath of the Volkswagen scandal. Mr Dalton has tabled 196 amendments to the Commission’s draft regulation.