§ 33. Lieut.-Colonel Sir SAMUEL HOARE
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give the number of strikes and lock-outs, working people directly and indirectly involved, and the aggregate duration in working days of strikes and lock-outs during the year 1919?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The number of strikes and lock-outs reported to the Minister of Labour during 1919 was 1,413. The total number of workpeople directly and indirectly involved, at the establishments where the disputes occurred, was about 2,580,000, and the aggregate duration of the disputes was about 34,480,000 working days. These figures are exclusive of some small disputes, involving insignificant numbers of workpeople, as to which statistics are not available.