HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 cc924-5W
Sir John Stanley

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what were(a) the number of strikes and (b) the number of working days lost through strikes in the latest year for which figures were last lower.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

It is provisionally estimated that there were 211 strikes in 1993, the lowest in any calendar year since records began in 1891.

The number of working days lost is provisionally estimated at 600,000, the lowest since records began in 1891, apart from 1992 where 500,000 days were lost.