§ Mr. Hall-Davis
asked the Minister of Labour what are the numbers in manufacturing and non-manufacturing employment, respectively, within development areas and outside development areas in each economic region and in Scotland.
§ Mr. Hattersley
Following is the information:
Britain in each of the years 1956 to 1966 was as follows:
1956 2,039,000 1957 7,847,000 1958 3,204,000 1959 5,179,000 1960 2,868,000 1961 3,007,000 1962 5,677,000 1963 1,727,000 1964 2,243,000 1965 2,785,000 1966 2,287,000
§ Mr. Whitaker
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing the days' work per thousand workers that Great Britain lost through industrial disputes last year, in comparison with figures for other countries available to him from international sources.
§ Mr. Hattersley
The table below, based on information supplied by the International Labour Office, shows the number of days lost through industrial disputes per 1,000 persons employed in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, in 1966. Corresponding figures are not available for Great Britain.285W
The industries covered are mining, manufacturing, construction and transport. As the definitions used for these statistics vary from country to country too much significance should not be attached to relatively small differences in the figures.
1966 Australia* 350 Belgium 310† Canada 1,550 Denmark‡ 30 Finland 150 France 240 Federal Republic of Germany § — India 720 Ireland 1,460 Italy 1,700 Japan 170 Netherlands 10 New Zealand 230 Norway — Sweden║ 110 Switzerland — United kingdom 180 United States¶ 890 * Including electricity and gas. † Preliminary figure. ‡ Manufacturing only. § Excluding West Berlin. ║ All industries included. ¶ Including Alaska and Hawaii. Figures cover also electricity, gas and sanitary services.
NOTE.—Where no figure is given the number of days lost per 1,000 persons employed is nil or negligible.