§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will find out from European Economic Community sources whether the Deutsche Touring company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German State Railways, possesses a licence registered with the European Economic Community for the bus journey from Ostend to Frankfurt.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The decision whether to authorise a service between Ostend and Frankfurt is a matter for the competent authorities in Belgium and the Federal Republic of Germany under EEC regulation 517/72. Deutsche Touring is a partner in an authorised service between London and Munich on which passengers may be picked up and set down at Ostend and Frankfurt. It is not allowed to operate a separate service between these cities.