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Volkswagen MD Paul Willis said the first fraudulent diesel car was sold in the UK in 2008Getty

Volkswagen UK director Paul Willis is appearing in the House of Commons again. The environmental audit committee is taking evidence from the carmaker executive and Mike Hawes, the CEO of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, on Thursday (15 October).

On 12 October, the VW UK director told the transport select committee that Volkswagen first sold a diesel vehicle in Britain equipped with software that rigged the result of emissions tests in 2008. During the hearing, Willis answered questions from British lawmakers and promised the car manufacturer is working hard to gain trust loss because of the scandal.

The environmental audit committee plans to build on the evidence put forward during the previous Commons session. Huw Irranca-Davies MP, chair of the committee, said: "Toxic air pollution from traffic is contributing to thousands of deaths in the UK every year, so the cheating of car emissions tests is of grave concern. Questions remain about the impact of VW's actions on the UK's air quality and the government's policy on cleaner transport.

"I support the government's call for complete transparency across the EU automotive industry, a thorough investigation into the full extent of this scandal is needed. Air pollution from dangerous emissions in diesel vehicles is linked to thousands of deaths in the UK each year.

"We need to know from our government that the reported vehicle emissions in the UK are accurate, that no deception similar to that in the US has taken place, and that our emissions-testing regime is rigorous and secure."

You can watch the session on Parliament TV, online.