HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 c117W
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.