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Railways (Staff Wages And Salaries)

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 4 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by how much in money terms and as a percentage of railway staff wages and salaries rose in the years 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1974, respectively; what approximate proportion these costs represented in each

Staff expenses—£ million338·5359·2416·7455·9*
Staff expenses—Percentage increase on previous year9·96·116·09·4*
Staff expenses as a proportion of expenditure on operating account—Percentage63·062·067·066·0*
Subsidies—Capital grants (£ million)0·40·79·214·323·7
Subsidies—Operating grants (£ million)77·674·1100·4104·7147·6
Subsidies—Special grants (£ million)32·072·0215·0
Corporate surplus/(deficit) before tax and special grants9·5(15·4)(26·2)(51·6)*
* Comparable information for 1974 not yet available.