§ Mr. Aitken
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many working days have been lost due to strikes from 1st March 1974; and how this compares with the similar preceding period.
§ Mr. Booth
The latest month for which information is available is May 1975. During the 15 months 1st March 1974 to 31st May 1975, 13,396,000 working days were lost due to industrial disputes in the United Kingdom. In the previous 15-month period, that is, 1st December 1972 to 28th February 1974, the figure was 11,726,000 working days lost. The number of working days lost relates to all stoppages in progress in each period.