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Ports (Financial Results)

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what trading profit or loss the Port of London Authority has made in each of the last six years;(2) what trading profit or loss the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company has made in each of the last six years.

Trading profit/(loss) PLA £ million

MDHC £ million

19791·28(1·83)
1980(1·65)5·02
19813·661·25
19826·87(2·34)
19833·3*6·79
1984Not yet published1·92

* In 1983, in accordance with statutory requirements, the PLA changed its accounting policy to conform closely with the provisions of the Companies Act 1981. This figure is the profit before interest payable.