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Strikes

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many days work were lost by unofficial strike action in each industry as categorised by his Department in each of the last five years for which official figures are available;(2) how many official strikes were settled within

(a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four weeks and (e) longer than four weeks, of the official action occurring in the last five years for which official figures are available;

(3) how many unofficial strikes were settled within (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, and (e) five working days of the unofficial action occurring in the last five years for which official figures are available;

(4) how many unofficial strikes were settled within (a) two weeks, (b) three weeks and (c) four weeks, or took longer than four weeks, of the unofficial action occurring in the last five years for which official figures are available;

(5) what was the total number of days lost by strike action, official and unofficial, and by each industry as categorised by his Department in each of the last five years for which official figures are available;

(6) what was the total number of unofficial strikes in each industry categorised by his Department, in each of the last five years for which official figures are available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment in how many (a) official strikes and (b) unofficial strikes the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service has been involved in each of the last five years for which official figures are available.

Information is not available in the form requested. Information on the overall number of disputes in which ACAS has been involved is published in the service's annual reports, copies of which are held in the Library.