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Industrial Disputes

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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asked the Minister of Labour how many days were lost by industrial disputes in each of the years 1949 to 1953; and how many of these days in each year were lost by disputes in nationalised industries or undertakings.

The following table shows the approximate total number of working days lost through industrial disputes in each of the years 1949 to 1953, and the number lost in the nationalised industries (excluding steel and road goods transport which have not been fully nationalised throughout this period):

YearAll IndustriesNationalised Industries
19491,807,000839,000
19501,389,000526,000
19511,694,000468,000
19521,792,000679,000
19532,184,000411,000