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Volume 886: debated on Friday 21 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report a comparison of the number of days lost in strikes in Great Britain for each year since 1966 with those lost in West Germany; and if he will also give these comparisons as percentages of the respective work forces in each country.

Information cannot be given precisely in the form requested. However, comparisons for the years 1966 to 1973 of the number of days lost due to stoppages of work in the United Kingdom and in West Germany, and of the number of days lost per 1,000 persons employed in mining, manufacturing, con-

Working days lost through stoppages due to industrial disputesWorking days lost through industrial disputes per 1,000 persons employed in mining, manufacturing, construction and transport
YearUnited KingdomWest Germany*United KingdomWest Germany
19662,398,00027,086170less than 5
19684,690,00025,249370less than 5
197223,909,00066,0452,160less than 5
* Includes Berlin.
† Preliminary figures.


Department of Employment.

ILO Yearbook of Labour Statistics.