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Companies (Statistics)

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the total number of (a) registered companies, (b) new company incorporations and (c) dissolved companies removed from the register, for the calendar year 1984 in the United Kingdom.

For England, Wales and Scotland, the information is as follows:

(a) Companies registered at end of 19841,000,803
(b) New company incorporations during 198497,908
(c) Disolved companies removed from the Register during 198453,516
Company registration in Northern Ireland is under separate Northern Ireland legislation, which is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.