HC Deb 03 July 1968 vol 767 c242W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many man hours were lost due to industrial accidents and industrial diseases compared to man hours lost by strikes in each of the last three years.

Mr. Fernyhough

The numbers of days for which injury benefit or sickness benefit following the injury benefit period were paid for incapacity relating to industrial accidents or prescribed industrial diseases in Great Britain in the years June 1964 to May 1965, June 1965 to May 1966, and June 1966 to May 1967 were about 26 million, about 27½ million, and about 25 million (provisional figure) respectively.

The numbers of days lost in Great Britain through stoppages of work due to industrial disputes in the same periods were about 2¾ million, about 2¼ million, and about 2¼ million, respectively.