HC Deb 09 May 2002 vol 385 c400

That this House takes note of European Union documents Nos. 5721/02 Commission Communication 'Towards an integrated European railway area', No. 5744/02 draft Directive on the safety of the Community's railways, No. 5723/01 Draft Directive amending Council Directive 96/48/EC and Directive 2001/16/EC on the interoperability of the trans-European rail system, No. 5724/02 draft Regulation establishing a European Railway Agency, No. 5726/02, Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to negotiate the conditions for Community accession to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF), and No. 5727/02, draft Directive amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways; and endorses the Government's approach to negotiations on these proposals in the Council. —[Mr. Woolas.]

Question agreed to.