§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Minister of Transport if she will direct the British Railways Board to include in their annual statement of accounts the operating profits or losses of the five regions.102W
§ Mr. John Morris
British Railways do not maintain detailed accounts on a basis which would enable this information to be provided in their annual accounts. My right hon. Friend is satisfied that it would be wrong to direct them to do so, since a great deal of work would be involved and the information would be of limited management value.