§ Mr. John Page
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many new industrial disputes took place during the last month for which figures are available and during the previous three months, as compared with the similar periods last year.
§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will give the number of strikes, the days lost through strikes and the estimated costs in the year ended 18th June, 1970, as compared with the year ending 18th June, 1971.
§ Mr. Bryan
The figures are calculated for calendar months. Provisional estimates for the year ended 31st May, 1971, are 2,878 stoppages and 17,337,000 working days lost. Corresponding figures for the year ended 31st May, 1970, are 3,868 stoppages and 8,623,000 working days lost. Official estimates of the cost of lost production are not available.