§ Mr. W. TAYLOR
asked the Minister of Labour how many working days have been lost in this country as a result of reductions of the wage rates of the workers by employers in each year from 1926 to June, 1930, inclusive, including lock-outs and other methods?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
, pursuant to her reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 19th June, 1930, col. 596), supplied the following statement:
Number of days lost owing to disputes classified as arising out of proposed reductions in wages:
1926 145,954,000 1927 425,000 1928 296,000 1929 7,284,000 1930 (January-May) 2,825,000
The figure stated for January to May, 1930, is subject to revision.