HC Deb 08 November 1977 vol 938 cc58-9W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if there has been any change in the instructions given to employment offices regarding the notification and collection of statistics on persons laid off in consequence of industrial disputes; and if he will summarise the advice given to his office in Glasgow about the recording of the numbers laid off in consequence of the recent strike at British Oxygen.

Mr. Golding

The statistics on stoppages of work arising from industrial disputes do not include the numbers of workers involved, or days lost, at establishments other than those at which the disputes occur. There have been no changes in the procedures no; in the instructions given to the Department's local offices about the supply of statistical information on stoppages.

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