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Hull Docks

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many official and unofficial disputes took place in Hull docks during each of the past six years; and what was the tonnage cleared through the port during each of those years.

The number of stoppages in Hull and Goole docks which came to the notice of my Department is shown below. The figures exclude stoppages involving fewer than 10 workers or lasting less than one day, except where the aggregate of working days lost exceeded 100. The distinction between official and unofficial disputes is not available.

Stoppages beginning in year
19738
19749
19757
19767
19775
19782 (provisional)

Information about tonnages cleared is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport, but I understand that the figures requested are as follows:

Year

Tonnages cleared—expressed 000's gross tons

19735,601
19745,608
19754,543
19764,499
19774,252
1978—to 30th 1978 September3,064