HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 c463W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Prime Minister if he will list the dates and duration of the States of Emergency declared since his administration took office, and the number of working days lost through strikes in each period.

Mr. R. Carr

I have been asked to reply.

States of Emergency were proclaimed on 16th July, 1970, duration 19 days; 12th December, 1970, duration five days; 9th February, 1972, duration one month; and 3rd August, 1972.

I am informed by my right hon. Friend that particulars of the number of working days lost during these periods are not available, because returns are compiled for calendar months.