§ 32. Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Minister of Labour the number of days' work that have been lost as a result of industrial disputes during the past 12 months; and how this figure compares 38 with the number of days lost from the same cause during the previous 12 months?
§ Mr. LAWSON
The number of working days lost through industrial disputes in Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the 12 months ended 31st May, 1930, is estimated to have been approximately 10,600,000, of which about 9,400,000 are accounted for by the extensive disputes in the cotton and wool textile industries. The corresponding total for the previous 12 months was approximately 1,600,000.
§ Mr. THORNE
Can the Parliamentary Secretary discriminate between the number of days which the men were on strike and the number of days when they were locked out?
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Can the hon. Member give any idea how many days have been lost where employers have been seeking reductions in wages?