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Working Days Lost

Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment, aggregating statistics of working days lost through industrial disputes and through unemployment, what was the total number of working days lost for the 12 months between March and February 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76, respectively.

Working days lost through unemployment can be estimated only on an imprecise basis. Following is the information available for Great Britain:

Working days lost through industrial disputes and unemployment
March-February(millions)
1970–1971148
1971–1972197
1972–1973194
1973–1974137
1974–1975149
1975–1976235