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Small Firms (Lost Working Days)

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many days were lost due to strike action last year in firms employing fewer than 20 employees, compared with firms employing more than that number.

The available statistics do not show this information. Estimates based on earlier studies suggest, however, that establishments with from five to 20 employees, which accounted for 16 per cent. of employment, experienced less than 1 per cent. of working days lost in the United Kingdom last year.