§ Mr. Loyden
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on employment in the telecommunications industry.
§ Mr. Golding,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 6th July 1978; Vol. 975, c. 260], gave the following information:
Employment in telecommunications has declined markedly in recent years. The sector working party's report on the industry forecast a further, though less716W
for the EEC as a whole, for each present member State of the EEC, the USA and Japan for each year since 1970 the number of working days lost through strikes per 1,000 employed population.