§ Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the number of days lost through strikes, and the number of strikes to date in 1971; and how this compares with the some position to date last year.
§ Mr. Bryan
9,502,000 working days were lost in all industrial stoppages in progress in the three months ending 31st March, 1971, and the number of stoppages which began in this period was 595. These figures are provisional. Corresponding figures for the same period in 1970 are 2,201,000 days lost and 1,212 stoppages.