§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total number of working days lost through strikes in 1971;what was the figure for the first quarter of 1972; and how this later figure compares with the comparable statistics in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Maurice Macmillan
13,551,000 working days in the whole of 1971;in the first quarter of 1972 the total was 12,488,000. For the preceding five years the corresponding quarterly figures were: 1971, 9,496,000; 1970, 2,201,000; 1969, 1,552,000; 1968, 714,000; 1967, 459,000.