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New Businesses: Preston

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have started up in Preston since 1997. (311130)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated January 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, 1 have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many businesses have started up in Preston since 1997 (311130).

Annual statistics on business births, deaths and survival are available for 2002 onwards from the ONS release on Business Demography at:

www.statistics.gov.uk

The table below contains the latest statistics available on business births for Preston district.

Counts of births of enterprises for 2002 to 2008

Preston district

2002

565

2003

665

2004

785

2005

785

2006

600

2007

670

2008

635