HC Deb 13 July 1976 vol 915 cc136-7W
Mr. MacGregor

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which of the services listed in his Written Answers of 24th May 1976, Official Report column 34, namely those described in the Transport Consultative Document as "All the passenger services", cover their direct costs.

Dr. Gilbert

Compensation for the public service obligation imposed on British Railways under the Railways Act 1974 is paid for the totality of the net cost of operating the rail passenger system. Information on the costs and earnings of individual services is not available.