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Statistical Forms

Volume 281: debated on Wednesday 17 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the statistical forms issued to businesses by his Department and the number sent out of each. [37474]

The following regular statistical forms are sent to businesses by the Department of Transport.

TitleNumber of forms sent in 1995
Continuing survey of road goods transport20,200
Continuing international road haulage survey8,420
Roll-on-roll-off goods vehicles140
Local bus fares index440
Public service vehicle operators' return1,930
Ship owners' capital expenditure and international trade credit93
Return of port traffic227
Domestic waterborne freight25
Overseas airlines' UK expenditure106
Origins and destinations of UK international trade120,000
1 This is a periodic survey previously carried out in 1978, 1987 and 1991, and now being carried out in 1996.
In addition, a number of ad hoc surveys are usually carried out each year. Some will involve the use of a questionnaire, but others will be carried out mainly by personal interview. Numbers of surveys and subject areas covered vary from year to year; however, on average about 12 such surveys are carried out annually, involving contact with about 10,000 businesses.