HC Deb 25 March 1964 vol 692 c95W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Minister of Transport how many road checks were made by his officers on commercial vehicles in Scotland in 1963; how many vehicles were examined; and how many were suspended from use as a result of these examinations.

Mr. Marples

During 1963 there were 326 road checks in Scotland. 4,069 goods vehicles were examined, of which 1,658 were prohibited from use until defects had been made good.

Debt Rate of Interest
£ s. d. Per cent. per annum
British Railways Board:
Total debt 1,562,061,697 17 11
Suspended debt 704,951,056 17 11
Interest bearing debt 857,110,641 0 0 5.58
London Transport Board 161,830,904 0 0 3.40
British Transport Docks Board 84,116,192 0 0 3.61
British Waterways Board 19,252,928 0 0 3.77
Transport Holding Company 122,503,436 0 0 3.11
The above amounts and rates of interest are in accordance with the recommendations made to me by Messrs. Binder, Hamlyn & Co., chartered accountants, whom I appointed to advise me on these matters. Copies of their report have been placed in the Library.