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 2012
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what recent estimate has been made of the number of (a) micro, (b) small and (c) medium-sized businesses in (i) Newton Abbott constituency, (ii) Devon and (iii) the South West.
Annual statistics on the number of enterprises are available from the ONS release UK Business: Activity, Size and Location at
The following table contains the latest statistics available, which show the number of enterprises in South West, Devon County and Newton Abbot by employee size band.
|Count of enterprises in the South West, Devon County and Newton Abbot by employee size bands for 2011|
|0-9 (micro)||10-49 (small)||50-249 (medium)||Total|
|Note: The above figures have been rounded to the nearest 5, to avoid disclosure.|