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NHS: Motor Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 25190, tabled on 1 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether recent changes to Government Buying Standards to encourage the uptake of safer vehicles will apply to the NHS.

Answered on

9 February 2016

The Government Buying Standards (GBS) are recommended for the wider public sector but outside central government they
are not obligatory.

The current GBS has been in place since 2012. As stated in the recent publication “Improving air quality in the UK”, revised standards for cars and vans will be published this year. Revisions will encourage cleaner and safer vehicles where appropriate.