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Volume 929: debated on Monday 4 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish separate unemployment statistics for Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

September to December 197419751976
(a) Requests for conciliation6562,5643,460
(b) Advisory work*
Short advisory visits1,9387,2778,901
Advisory surveys and projects65208208
(c) Inquiries*
(d) References to arbitration, mediation and panels of investigation.75306323
(e) Trade union recognitions‡ references under s. 11 of the Employment Protection Act.461
* These were not all connected with trade disputes.
† 19 longer-term investigations into industrial relations questions in individual companies or Industries were completed or underway during the period September 1974 to December 1976.
‡ These references involved conciliation and in some cases inquiries.