§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.599W
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Tim Yeo, dated 15 October 2002:As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about the number of days lost due to industrial action in the private and public sector each year since 1997. (74385)There are no statistics specifically for the public sector but figures on the public administration; education and health industries provide most of the information on the public sector as it is today. In the table below the data for these sectors Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 75, 80 and 85 are presented alongside data for the rest of the economy.
Working days lost due to UK labour disputes Public administration education and health industries SIC 75, 80, 85 Rest of Economy No of days lost 000'S % of total days lost No of days lost 000's % of total days lost 1997 65 28 170 72 1998 50 18 232 82 1999 66 27 176 73 2000 221 44 278 56 2001 331 63 194 37