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Railways (Disputes)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour the aggregate number of working days lost on the main line railways for the years 1922, 1932, 1942, and on the British Railways main lines for 1948, through strikes, whether official or otherwise.

The aggregate number of working days lost through stoppages of work due to industrial disputes on the main line railways of Great Britain was approximately 700 in 1922; 2,100 in 1932; 8,500 in 1942; and 7,500 in 1948.