John Peyton is ECMT chairman
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• Mr John Peyton, Minister for Transport Industries, has been elected chairman of the Council of Ministers of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT).
At a meeting of the Council in Paris last week the other officers who were elected were: Dr W. Drees. Minister of Transport and Waterways. Netherlands. vicechairman ; Mr E. Fruhbauer, Federal Minister of Transport, Austria, second vice-chairman.
Mr B. H. Dickinson, an under-Secretary with the DoE, was elected at the same meeting to become chairman of the Committee of Deputies.
The ECMT meets twice each year and comprises the Ministers of Transport of 18 European countries. At this meeting among the topics discussed were provisions concerning taxation of road vehicles in transit and consideration of a report on co-ordination of urban transport.