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Railways: Freight

Volume 709: debated on Monday 16 March 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they will hold with the European Commission and relevant member states on creating designated long-distance freight train routes across borders which all approved operators can use. [HL2061]

The Government are currently participating in European Council negotiations on the European Commission's proposal for a regulation concerning a European rail network for competitive freight. As part of that process, we will hold discussions with the Commission and other member states.