HC Deb 22 June 2004 vol 422 c1312W
Mr. Greg Knight

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last discussed transport issues with his EU counterparts; and what subjects were discussed. [179716]

Dr. Howells

The Secretary of State last discussed transport issues with his EU counterparts at the Transport Council in Luxembourg on 11 June. Topics on the agenda for debate were: port security; sanctions for ship-source pollution offences; the Galileo satellite navigation project; charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructure; weekend lorry bans; drivers hours legislation applying to certain drivers of large commercial vehicles, and enforcement of those hours; EU/US air transport negotiations; and aviation safety standards (EU-OPS).