§ 72. Mr. Roger King
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many work days were lost through strikes in October 1978 and October 1988; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lee
The number of working days lost through stoppages of work due to industrial disputes in October 1978 was 1,857,000. The most recently available figure relates to September 1988, for which it is provisionally estimated that 1,210,000 working days were lost; the October 1988 figure will be published on Thursday 15 December in the labour market statistics press notice.