§ Mr. Mikardo
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will, by providing figures for 1973, bring up to date the statistics for the volume of parcels traffic handled in the public sector given in Table E of the National Board for Prices and Incomes Report No. 162.
§ Mr. Carmichael
The table cannot be brought up to date, since regular statistics on the numbers of packages carried are not now collected for all the undertakings in the public sector. The variations in the size of package is so large as to render statistics of the number of packages carried misleading.