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Government committed to working with industry

JUNIOR Transport Minister Glenda Jackson has underlined the Government's commitment to working with the motor industry to develop and promote less polluting vehicles. She was answering a parliamentary question on what plans the Government had to implement recommendations contained in the most recent report from the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution in respect of Britain's funding for the European Commission's Car of Tomorrow project.

Jackson said: 'The Government is committed to working in partnership with industry to develop and promote less polluting vehicles. The Government will continue to attach considerable importance to the potential contribution that European research and development can make to the development of cleaner vehicles as it discusses the make-up of the fifth framework programme with the European Commission.'

This week the Government gave £5 million to assist with the development of in-car telematics under the Foresight Vehicle LINK programme.

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