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New Businesses

Volume 23: debated on Monday 10 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many new business starts there were in the first quarter of 1980, 1981 and 1982.

An estimated 33,700 new businesses were formed in the United Kingdom in the first quarter of 1980. The available information was published in British Business on 29 January and 2 April and copies have been placed in the Library. We are hoping to up-date the figures to 1981 and subsequently to 1982.