HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 c54W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many days have been lost as a result of strike action since 18th June, 1970; and how this compares with the annual average for the previous five years in percentage terms expressed in terms of 12-month periods.

Mr. Chichester-Clark:

31,975,000 working days were lost through industrial stoppages in the period 1st July, 1970, to 31st March, 1972. This represents an annual rate just over 300 per cent. higher than the annual average for the five years ending 30th June, 1970.