HC Deb 13 December 1960 vol 632 cc25-6W
52. Mr. Farr

asked the Minister of Works why statistics relating to the amount of tonnage of quarrying materials such as limestone and chalk, clay and shale, gypsum, sand and gravel, granite, etc., respectively, extracted from freehold properties on the one hand and from leasehold on the other, are not collected by his Department; and if he will take steps to collect them.

Mr. R. Thompson

It is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to limit, so far as possible, the number and content of returns required from industry. For this reason the information collected about these materials is not divided in the way suggested.