HC Deb 24 March 1981 vol 1 cc298-9W
45. Mr. Parris

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many days were lost through strikes in the first two months of the current year; and how this compares with the first two months of 1968 and 1976.

Mr. Waddington

Following is the available information. These figures do not reflect the trend in industrial disputes for which a continuous run of years is required.

Working days lost through industrial stoppages
January February
1968 157 268
1976 324 240
1981 *213


* Provisional

† The provisional figure for February 1981 will be published on 27 March in the Employment Gazette which will be available in the House of Commons Library.