§ 13. Mr. Nigel Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current strike record in(a) the United Kingdom and (b) Germany; and what were the figures in 1979. 
§ Mr. Oppenheim
In 1979, the UK lost 29.5 million days, over 50 times Germany's total 0.5 million. In 1993, the United Kingdom and Germany each lost 600,000 days to labour disputes.