§ 15. Mr. Charles Smith
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what weight is given to opencast mining in the Index of Production of Building as Civil Engineering in the Interim Index of Production.
§ Sir S. Cripps
In the Interim Index of Industrial Production, opencast coal mining is given a weight of three out of a total weight for all industries of 1,000. The weight of building and contracting, including opencast coal mining, is 92 out of 1,000 for all industries. These weights are given correct to the nearest whole number.