§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
asked the Postmaster-General if he will give a breakdown of the figures given for operating and engineering expenses in Statement B of the Post Office Accounts for 1967–68 between current expenses, capital expenses, historic depreciation and supplementary depreciation.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to Statement A of the Post Office Accounts—not Statement B.
Operating expenses cover:
£ £ Current expenses 435,153,716 Depreciation provisions: Historic 72,246,502 Supplementary 21,231,000 93,477,502 528,631,218
A further breakdown is given in Statements A2 and A3 of the Post Office Accounts. Engineering expenses represent wholly current expenses and are detailed in Statement A4.