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Regional Accounts

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will explain the basis of regional accounts for the railways as set out and approved by him in paragraph 39 of Command Paper, No. 163, of 28th March; and what cost will be involved to the British Transport Commission in addition to the present regional accountancy analysis.

The British Transport Commission, on the general basis of a report from their professional advisers, are now working out detailed arrangements for producing regional trading accounts. No particular basis has been submitted to, or approved by, me. The Commission are not yet in a position to estimate any additional costs involved.