§ Mr. John Moore
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in theOfficial Report a table showing (a) the number of days lost through strikes in the British Steel Corporation and (b) the number of days lost through absenteeism in the British Steel Corporation for each year since 1964.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
The British Steel Corporation tell me that information for the years 1967, when the corporation was set up, to 1971 is not readily available. Information since 1971 is as follows:
Financial year Days lost through strikes Days lost through absenteeism other than for sickness or accidents 1972–73 … 550,000 1,125,000 1973–74 … 320,000 1,129,000 1974–75 … 410,000 1,400,000 1975–76 … 300,000 1,260,000
These figures cover manual workers only. Figures for non-manual workers are not readily available.