HC Deb 01 March 1966 vol 725 cc253-4W
82. Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish as a White Paper or in some other suitable official publication a series of examples of the actual use of dis- counted cash flow analysis to decide the merits of particular revenue-earning projects in the public sector, showing the rate of interest and required rate of return used in each case, listing any other relevant criteria which influenced the final decision and segregating the examples chosen into significant categories of capital expenditure.

Mr. Callaghan

No. Most revenue-earning projects in the public sector come under the nationalised industries, and it would not normally be practicable to give details of these without disclosing confidential information of a commercial nature.