§ Mr. Carmichael
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the financial targets set for those nationalised industries listed in the 1980 Financial Statement and Budget Report since its publication; and, on a comparable basis, what were the outturns.
§ Mr. Brittan
My right hon. Friend the former Chief Secretary listed the industries' current financial targets on 30 July 1980.—[Vol. 989, c.681-83.] A new medium-term target for the Scottish Bus Group was announced on 19 December.—[Vol. 996, c. 463-64]; a new target for the British Steel Corporation is under review in the light of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry's 24 February statement on the steel industry.—[Vol. 999, c. 745.]
No outturn figures will be available until the industries' final accounts are published.