§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the number of official and unofficial strikes, respectively, of which his Department had information in 1968, 1969 and to the latest available date in 1970.
§ Mr. Bryan
Separate estimates are available only for stoppages known to have been official. The great majority of the remainder would have been unofficial.
Following is the information available:
STOPPAGES OF WORK DUE TO INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES, UNITED KINGDOM Number of stoppages beginning in period Total of which known to have been official 1968 2,378 91 1969 3,116 98 January-September, 1970* 3,196 83 * Provisional.