§ 4. Mr. Oppenheim
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of strikes result from unofficial action.
§ Mr. Howard
Approximately half all stoppages and one third of all days lost in 1988 were in unofficial disputes.
§ 81. Mr. John Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many working days were lost last year as a result of unofficial industrial action.
§ Mr. Nicholls
Separate statistics on unofficial strikes ceased to be published as a regular series in 1981. However, information from a special exercise for 1988 was included in the Government's Green Paper "Unofficial Action and the Law", a copy of which is in the House of Commons Library. This showed that approximately 1.3 million days were lost to unofficial disputes in 1988.