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Business: Closures

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized businesses have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008. (304578)

I have been asked to reply.

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

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated December 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many small and medium-sized businesses have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008. (304578)

Annual statistics on business births, deaths and survival are available from the ONS release on Business Demography at www.statistics.gov.uk. The table below contains the latest statistics available on business deaths for England and the constituency of North East Cambridgeshire.

Counts of deaths of enterprises in 2008 by employment size band

0-49

50-249

England

192,465

445

North East Cambridgeshire (parliamentary constituency)

375

0

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many restaurants and caf├ęs have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008. (304579)

I have been asked to reply.

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

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated December 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many restaurants and cafes have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008. (304579)

Annual statistics on business births, deaths and survival are available from the ONS release on Business Demography at www.statistics.gov.uk. The table below contains the latest statistics available on business deaths for England and the constituency of North East Cambridgeshire. All counts are based on enterprises and not local units (i.e. sites). Where a local unit closes but the enterprise continues to trade at other sites, a death will not be recorded in this data.

Counts of deaths of enterprises for 2008

Restaurants and cafes by England and North East Cambridgeshire constituency

England

North East Cambridgeshire

4,985

5

Note:

To avoid disclosure figures are rounded to the nearest 5.