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New Businesses

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many newly incorporated (a) hotels, (b) restaurants, (c) bars and (d) bed and breakfast establishments were registered with Companies House in each of the last five years. (240652)

The number of hotels, restaurants and bars incorporated each year since 2003 is shown in the following table. The figures are based on the Standard Industrial Classification code shown on the annual return. No figures are available for companies incorporated in 2008, as they have not yet filed their first annual return. There is no SIC code for bed and breakfast establishments.

Hotels

Restaurants

Bars

2003

1,067

4,331

2,514

2004

775

3,471

1,823

2005

696

3,644

1,804

2006

1,042

3,670

1,938

2007

821

2,922

1,415