§ Mr. Longden
asked the Minister of Labour how many working days were lost through unofficial strikes in the docks, the coal mines, the railways, and the steel, chemical, electricity and gas industries, respectively, in 1967, or the nearest convenient year; and how these statistics compare with the figures for other countries available to him from international sources.
§ Mr. Hattersley
The latest figures at present available for the United Kingdom are those for 1966. Following are the figures for 1966:
Number of Working Days lost Stoppages known to have been official or partly official Other Stoppages All Stoppages Port and inland water transport 8,000 126,000 134,000 Coal mining — 118,000 118,000 Railways — 9,000 9,000 Iron and steel 44,000 48,000 92,000 Chemicals — 12,000 12,000 Gas * * * Electricity * 2,000 2,000 *Less than 500 working days. Corresponding information is not available for other countries from the usual international sources.