§ Mr. Charles Kennedy
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 14 May,Official Report, column 434, if he will list all the factors involved in the need to increase the revenue deficit grant to Caledonian MacBrayne in 1996–97; if he will indicate the compliance costs associated with additional safety requirements applying to ro-ro ferries; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 17 May 1996]: Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd. prepares an annual report and accounts which comply with the requirements of the Companies Act 1985, and which are presented each year to Parliament in accordance with section 8(1) of the Transport (Scotland) Act 1989. The Government do not consider that it is appropriate to disclose more detailed information about the company's revenues and expenditure than is contained in the published annual report and accounts.