§ Mr. Arnold
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many working days were lost per 1,000 employed, during the period from January to June 1974, in each of the member countries of the EEC.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The following table gives the available information.
I regret that comparable figures are not available for Ireland and Denmark.
It should be borne in mind that there may be differences in the concepts, definitions and methodology employed in the various countries in recording industrial disputes:
Days lost through industrial disputes per 1,000 employees in period January-June 1974 Country Days(a) United Kingdom 355 Belgium 119 France 130 Germany 47 Italy 526 Luxembourg 0 Netherlands 1
Sources: Original Six EEC Countries—General Statistics No. 10/1974. United Kingdom-Department of Employment Gazette.
Notes: (a) Days lost derived from days lost through industrial disputes—period January-June 1974 by employees in employment 1973 annual average. March 1974 employees in employment figure has been used for the United Kingdom.