§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many working days were lost through strikes in 1988–89; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholls
In the 12 months ending March 1989, 2,858,000 working days were lost through stoppages of work due to industrial disputes. This figure is about one quarter of the average for the previous 10 years.