HC Deb 19 January 1981 vol 997 c3
2. Mr. Bright

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied that the accounts of the British Airports Authority are as informative as those relating to similar international airports such as those of New York.

Mr. Eyre

They are much more informative.

Mr. Bright

In what way are the British Airports Authority's accounts more informative than those of other international airports.

Mr. Eyre

The annual report and accounts of the British Airports Authority have recently been commended by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Few other major international airports appear to produce reports and accounts that are as informative. For example, no comparable financial information is provided for each of the individual airports under the control of the port of New York and New Jersey authority or l'Aeroport de Paris.