HC Deb 06 June 1972 vol 838 c46W
27. Mr. Stewart-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many stoppages of work due to industrial disputes have been recorded by his Department so far in 1972 and how this compares with the same period in each of the past five years.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

675 in the four months ending 30th April, 1972. For the same period in the preceding five years the figures were: 1971, 783; 1970, 1,642; 1969, 970; 1968, 717; 1967, 709.