§ BARONESS WOOTTON OF ABINGER
asked Her Majesty's Government:
In the latest year for which figures are available how many strikes have occurred and how many working days have in consequence been lost in the United Kingdom, in the United States of America and in each of the principal industrial countries of Europe.
§ THE MINISTER WITHOUT PORTFOLIO (LORD DRUMALBYN)
Following is the information for 1971, based on information supplied by the International Labour Office, in respect of the mining, manufacturing, construction and transport industries:—
Country Working days lost through industrial disputes per 1,000 employees (preliminary figures) United Kingdom 1,130 United States 1,610 Belgium 700 France 430 Federal Republic of Germany 330 Italy 920 Netherlands 50 Sweden 240
Comparable figures for the number of stoppages are not available.