Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (29)

Joan Burton

Question:

135 Ms Burton asked the Minister for Transport the position of the Council of Transport Ministers regarding the Commission's proposal to update Council Regulation 3922/91/EEC; if he expects this issue to be resolved during the Irish Presidency; and his views on the matter. [2108/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

The European Commission has stated that it will very shortly bring forward a new proposal to update Regulation 3922/91.

The Minister for Transport, Deputy Brennan, recently met with the European Parliament and assured them that as soon as the Commission presented its amended proposal, Ireland, as President of the Council, would commence work on this dossier immediately.

Until such time as the amended proposal has been seen and discussed it is difficult to predict what progress will be made during the Irish Presidency.