HC Deb 20 March 1990 vol 169 cc532-3W
Mr. Leighton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals have been made by the European Community Commission for(a) railway policy, (b) combined transport and (c) transport infrastructure.

Mr. Portillo

The European Commission's most recent proposals for railways policy and combined transport are contained in its document COM(89) 564 final (Council reference 4478/90), "Commission Communication on a Community Railway Policy", dated 5 February 1990.

For transport infrastructure, the latest proposals are set out in COM(89) 238 (Council reference 7435/89), "Communication on the concentration of budgetary means in the field of transport infrastructure, including a modified Proposal for a Council Regulation for an action programme with a view to the completion of an integrated transport market in 1992", dated 16 June 1989.

Copies of both of these papers have been deposited in the Library.