Transport select committee members accuse minister Robert Goodwill of attempting to protect reputation of VW in light of emissions scandal

Consumer groups and MPs have criticised the government’s response to the VW scandal, as a minister refused to state if the vehicle manufacturer had done anything illegal and whether British drivers should be compensated.

Members of the transport select committee said the government had been “phenomenally complacent” and that VW lawyers would be “popping champagne corks” after Robert Goodwill, the minister of state at the Department for Transport, said he had not discussed a possible prosecution.

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Source: Guardian Environment