§ 20. Mr. Harvey
asked the Paymaster General how many industrial stoppages there were in 1985; and how this compares with previous years.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The latest information relates to the first 11 months of 1985. A total of 781 stoppages due to industrial disputes were provisionally recorded as being in progress. This is the lowest total for the first 11 months of a year since 1936.