§ 37. Mr. David Stoddart
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the number of working days lost through industrial disputes in January, 1971, and the comparable figure for January, 1970, giving in each case the figures for official stoppages.
§ 47. Mr. James Hill
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many strikes were recorded, and how many days lost through these strikes in January, 1971; and how this compares with January, 1970.
§ Mr. Bryan
Following is the information:
STOPPAGES OF WORK DUE TO INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES—UNITED KINGDOM Working days lost in all stoppages in progress in month (000s) Stoppages beginning in month Total of which known official January, 1971 (provisional) 211 1,983* 1,531* January, 1970 337 446 96 *Includes about 1½ million days lost in postal stoppage.
§ 64. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how 202W strikes affected production in shipbuilding and ship-repairing in 1970 compared to other industries; and what percentage of disputes were due to demarcation.
§ Mr. Bryan
During 1970, 396,000 working days were lost in the shipbuilding and ship-repairing industry in the United Kingdom in stoppages of work due to industrial disputes. The corresponding figure for the rest of the economy was 10,574,000. Seven per cent. of the stoppages in shipbuilding and ship-repairing in 1970 were due to disputes about demarcation. All these figures are provisional.