asked the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has as to the number of days lost through industrial action in 1984 and to date in 1985 in the newspaper industry; and how these figures compare with each of the past five years.
The information is as follows:
|Working days lost in the newspaper industry|
|* Provisional estimate.|
|† January to March.|
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will detail in the Official Report all stoppages as a result of industrial disputes, and the national papers concerned, as notified to his Department during 1984 and to date in 1985.
The following stoppages as a result of industrial disputes involving national newspapers have been recorded.
|Newspaper||Dates of dispute|
|The Times||13 January||1 February|
|The Observer||26 May||26 May|
|Financial Times||5 July||5 July|
|The Guardian||9 July||9 July|
|The Sun||13 July||28 July|
|Daily Telegraph||11 October||11 October|
|Daily Mail||31 January||8 February|
|The Guardian||11 February||11 February|
|Morning Star||16 February||16 February|
|The Sun||18 March||26 March|