HC Deb 28 March 1923 vol 162 cc567-8W
Captain BENN

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether, in respect of the expenditure shown in the Caledonian Company's accounts for 1922 concerning Grangemouth Docks, he is satisfied that the amounts entered for wages, maintenance, dredging, etc., are correct and represent the true amount necessary to keep the dock in efficient condition; and whether any item appears for lighting?

Colonel ASHLEY

The Caledonian Railway Company's accounts for 1922 have been furnished to the Ministry under the Railway Companies (Accounts and Returns) Act, 1911. The statutory form does not provide a separate item for lighting, and I am not aware of the expenditure on this heading or where it has been included in the published account. Under Section 77 of the Railways Act, 1921, the manner of compilation of railway accounts is made the subject of Regulation, and in accordance with that Section the Railway Clearing House are engaged in the formulation of rules for consideration of the Minister.