HC Deb 20 June 1966 vol 730 c7W
50. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Labour how many working days have been lost through strikes, official and unofficial, respectively, in 1966 to the latest convenient date; and what were the numbers in each of the past five years for the same period.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Certain stoppages are known to have been official, but it is not known whether the remainder were official.

The number of days lost in all stoppages in progress and the number of days lost in stoppages known to be official in the first five months of each of the years 1961 to 1966 were:

All stoppages in progress (thousands) Stoppages known to be official
1961 1,679 425
1962 4,526 3,653
1963 490 62
1964 1,211 457
1965 1,681 426
1966 945 326

The figures for 1966 are provisional.

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