HC Deb 19 July 1983 vol 46 c94W
58. Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total number of working days lost due to industrial disputes during the last year for which figures are available.

John Selwyn Gummer

Mr. The provisional estimate for the number of working days lost through stoppages of work due to industrial disputes in the United Kingdom for the 12 months ending 31 May 1983 is 4.8 million. The equivalent figure for 1982 is 5.3 million.