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New Businesses

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Paymaster General (1) what has been the net increase in the numbers of self-employed in both Amber Valley and Derbyshire since (a) 1979 and (b) 1981;(2) what has been the total change in the number of self-employed in both Amber Valley and Derbyshire since

(a) 1979 and (b) 1981.

Information at the level of detail requested is only available from the census of population. Between census years, information on the number of self employed comes from sample surveys which do not provide estimates for geographical areas smaller than regions or metropolitan counties.

asked the Paymaster General (1) what has been the total increase in the number of new businesses in Amber Valley and Derbyshire since (a) 1979 and (b) 1981;(2) what has been the net change in the number of new businesses in both Amber Valley and Derbyshire since

(a) 1979 and (b) 1981.

The number of new businesses registered in Derbyshire between the end of 1979 and the end of 1983 was 8,764. The net increase in businesses was 1,819.Information for other dates is not readily available and nor is information in respect of Amber Valley. Information relating to business starts and stops by county was published in British Business on 18 January 1985 and a copy has been placed in the Library.

asked the Paymaster General what has been the change in the number of self-employed since 1979.

It is estimated that there was an increase of 717,000 in the number of self-employed between June 1979 and June 1985, the latest date for which figures are available. The estimate for June 1985 is provisional.