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Transport Ministers (Meeting)

Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met his counterparts from the other European Community countries; and what matters were discussed.

At a formal meeting of European Community Transport Ministers on 14 March, we discussed the width of refrigerated vehicles; road haulage tariffs; procedures for checking recording equipment used in road haulage vehicles, and road haulage drivers' hours and related matters; charging transport infrastructure costs to heavy goods vehicles; access to the market for the carriage of goods by road between member states; and the weights and dimensions of commercial vehicles. I also took the opportunity to press for progress on shipping cabotage.