§ 45. Mr. Jim Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many man-hours have been lost in the present steel dispute.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Estimates of man-hours lost are not compiled, but 2,526,000 working days—provisional estimate—are reported to have been lost up to the end of January 1980, the latest date for which figures are available. This excludes losses at establishments not directly involved in the dispute.