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Industrial Action

Volume 201: debated on Tuesday 14 January 1992

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21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many working days were lost due to industrial action in (a) January 1979, (b) 1990 and (c) the latest 12-month period for which figures are available.

There were 0·8 million working days lost in the 12 months to October 1991, the latest available period, and 1·9 million working days lost in 1990 as a whole. These compare with 3 million working days lost in the single month of January 1979.