§ 64. Sir GIFFORD FOX
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can make any statement as to the number of unofficial strikes which have occurred in this country in the last 12 months; and whether any of them are supposed to have been due in part or in whole to foreign influence?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead)
Statistics are not available showing the total number of strikes which have not been officially recognised by the trade unions concerned, since specific inquiries on this point are not made by the Department. From an examination of such information as is in its possession, however, it would appear that of a total of 83[...] stoppages of work, owing to trade disputes, reported in the period from the beginning of January, 1935, to the end of May, 1936, at least 377 were within this category. I have no information to show that any of these stoppages have been due to foreign influence.