Patrick McLoughlin
Patrick McLoughlin MP, transport secretary, will give evidence in front of the committee as wellReuters

Paul Willis, the managing director of Volkswagen's UK divisions, will face MPs in the House of Commons' transport select committee on Monday (12 October) following the car manufacturer's recent emissions scandal.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin will also give evidence, while Mike Hawes, the CEO of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, will highlight the implications of Volkswagen's actions on the car industry.

McLoughlin is expected to be grilled on what the government is doing after the scandal and what the recall in the UK means. The committee is also expected to look into what went wrong with the tests in the EU and how to prevent similar software fraud from occurring in the future.

The transport secretary has previously warned the government is taking action against Volkswagen. "My priority is to protect the public as we go through the process of investigating what went wrong and what we can do to stop it happening again in the future," he said on 25 September.

He called on the European Union to launch an investigation and the department is expected to retest cars in the UK. "We are taking robust action. The Vehicle Certification Agency, the UK regulator, is working with vehicle manufacturers to ensure that this issue is not industry wide," McLoughlin said.

The software, which cheated emission tests to let cars pass that actually produce more emission gases than is legally allowed, is thought to be installed in 1,189,906 cars in the UK. Of Volkswagen's own cars, more than half a million are affected, while 393,450 Audi vehicles have software installed, as well as 76,773 SEATs and 131,569 Skodas.

Starting in January 2016, the recall will take around a year, according to Volkswagen executives. The scandal also involves agreements with VW dealers in the UK.

You can watch the event live on BBC Parliament, or on Parliament TV. Willis is set to appear at 4.30pm, while McLoughlin will be giving evidence at 5.15pm in the Thatcher room.