HC Deb 05 December 1927 vol 211 c998W

asked the Minister of Transport what statistical returns are called for by his Department from the railway companies?

Colonel ASHLEY

The railway companies include certain statistics in their annual accounts compiled in accordance with the provisions of the Railway Companies (Accounts and Returns) Act, 1911. Copies of these accounts are furnished to my Department. In addition, the companies are required by Section 77 of the Railways Act, 1921, to compile and render to me the statistics and returns set out in the Eighth Schedule to that Act. These statistics are published in the annual railway returns and in the monthly railway statistics issued by my Department.