HC Deb 27 April 1948 vol 450 cc186-7
12. Mr. House

asked the Minister of Labour the total number of working weeks lost through unemployment over the two and a half years immediately following World War I and World War II, respectively; and the total combined number of working weeks covering the same periods lost through strikes and lock-outs.

Mr. Isaacs

Information is not available to make the comparison asked for in the first part of the Question. The numbers of working days lost by stoppages of work due to disputes during the two-and-a-half years after the first and second world wars were 89 million and 6¼ million, respectively.

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