HC Deb 18 November 1965 vol 720 cc100-1W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give separate figures for the number of stoppages, and the number of working days lost in total and per worker for coal, for electricity supply, for gas, for British European Airways and the British Overseas Airways Corporation, for railways, for the other undertakings formerly owned by the British Transport Commission, and for the private sector, including steel, for the years 1948 to 1964.

Mr. Gunter

The following table gives figures for coal mining, electricity supply, gas supply, air transport, railways, road transport, and for all other industries and services. I regret that information is not available in the precise form asked for.

Industry Number of stop-pages in the years 1948 to 1964 Number of working days lost in the years 1948 to 1964
In total Per 1,000 workers
Coal mining 23,625 8,628,000 11,600
Electricity supply 71 124,000 700
Gas supply 35 58,000 400
Air transport 31 42,000 1,200
Railways 98 1,226,000 2,500
Road transport 733 3,283,000 7,200
All other industries and services 11,849 36,991,000 1,900