HC Deb 29 July 1941 vol 373 cc1256-7
71. Mr. G. Macdonald

asked the Minister of Labour how any working days have been lost due to industrial disputes during the 12 months ended 30th June, 1941; and what is the comparative figure for any similar period during the Great War and also for the 12 months immediately preceding the outbreak of the present war?

Mr. Tomlinson

The total number of working days lost in industrial disputes causing stoppages of work, so far as reported to my Department, was approximately 990,000 in the twelve months ended 30th June, 1941, and 1,300,000 in the twelve months ended 31st August, 1939. In the years 1915–18 the corresponding totals were approximately, 2,950,000 in 1915; 2,450,000 in 1916; 5,650,000 in 1917; and 5,880,000 in 1918.

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