HC Deb 25 April 1988 vol 132 c25W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many days of work were lost through strikes in December 1987; what was the comparable figure in December 1978; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lee

The number of working days lost through stoppages of work due to industrial disputes in December 1987 is provisionally estimated as 55,000. The comparable figure for December 1978 is 542,000 lost working days.