HC Deb 04 April 1977 vol 929 c381W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish separate unemployment statistics for Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

September to December 1974 1975 1976
(a) Requests for conciliation 656 2,564 3,460
(b) Advisory work*
Short advisory visits 1,938 7,277 8,901
Advisory surveys and projects 65 208 208
(c) Inquiries*
(d) References to arbitration, mediation and panels of investigation. 75 306 323
(e) Trade union recognitions‡ references under s. 11 of the Employment Protection Act. 461
* These were not all connected with trade disputes.
† 19 longer-term investigations into industrial relations questions in individual companies or Industries were completed or underway during the period September 1974 to December 1976.
‡ These references involved conciliation and in some cases inquiries.

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