HC Deb 08 May 1968 vol 764 cc391-2
8. Mr. Edward M. Taylor

asked the Minister of Transport when the Annual Report of British Railways will be published.

Mr. Marsh

Today week.

Mr. Taylor

Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that, while these Annual Reports are very interesting, the information in them is often out of date? Can he indicate what will be the final revised figure for 1967 and in general whether there has been an improvement or deterioration in the financial position of British Railways in the first three months of this year?

Mr. Marsh

We have already announced the 1967 deficit as £153 million and the 1968 deficit is estimated at £152 million. The accounts will be in the Annual Report.