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Business: Wales

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small businesses there were in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) Wales in each of the last 12 years. (303476)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated November 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many small businesses there were in (a) Newport Fast constituency and (b) Wales in each of the last 12 years. (303476)

Annual statistics on business size and location are available from the ONS release on UK Business: Activity, Size and Location. Data relate to March each year and are available from 2000 onwards. The table below contains the enterprise counts for 2000-2009. Small businesses are defined as those with less than 50 employment.

Newport East Constituency

Wales

2000

1,455

82,465

2001

1,435

83,150

2002

1,425

82,690

2003

1,450

81,865

2004

1,470

83,085

2005

1,540

87,195

2006

1,540

88,885

2007

1,580

90,990

2008

1,585

91,750

2009

1,570

90,435