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Traffic Receipts

Volume 529: debated on Wednesday 7 July 1954

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50 and 51.

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (1) if he will give the net traffic receipts for British Railways for the year 1953;

(2) if he will give the net traffic receipts for British Road Services for the year 1953.

These and other figures which, taken together, represent the financial results of the British Transport Commission for the year 1953 will be contained in the Commission's annual report which will be laid before the House as soon as it is printed. I do not think it would be right to extract isolated figures, such as the net traffic receipts of particular sections of the undertaking, in advance of the report and accounts as a whole.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when this report will be available to hon. Members for study?

The British Transport Commission informed me that, owing to its preoccupation with the railway re-organisation scheme and the merchandise charges scheme, it regretted that the report will be issued a little later this year than in the last few years. I hope that it will come along fairly soon.