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European Community (Transport Policy)

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what action he has taken since taking office to promote a common transport policy within the EEC as laid down by the Treaty of Rome.

I and my officials have taken an active part in the work of the Community in this field and we have made significant progress on a number of issues. At the December Transport Council, agreement was reached on all six inland transport matters under consideration including a package of proposals on road haulage within the Community which marked a further step towards the liberalisation the United Kingdom has always sought.