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Industrial Disputes

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many days were lost in industrial disputes in the six months ended 1 May; and how many days were lost in the six months period ended 31 October.

8·9 million working days were lost in industrial stoppages in the six months ended 30 April 1979. For the five months ended 30 September 1979, the figure is 17·2 million, three-quarters of which is accounted for by the recent engineering strike. Figures for October are not yet available.