Skip to main content

National Health Service (Industrial Disputes)

Volume 951: debated on Friday 9 June 1978

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many working days were lost in each of the last five years through industrial disputes in National Health Service establishments.

The number of working days lost through industrial disputes in the National Health Service—excluding local authority health functions—for 1973 to 1976—the most recent year for which figures are available—were:

1973286,517
197417,811
197513,225
197614,931
These figures exclude stoppages involving fewer than 10 workers, and those which lasted for less than one day, except where the aggregated number of man days lost exceeded 100. These figures relate to the United Kingdom.