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Anne-Marie Morris (Newton Abbot, Conservative)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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.

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Nick Hurd (The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office; Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, Conservative)

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

www.statistics.gov.uk

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
South West 176,610 16,700 2,680 195,990
Devon County 30,350 2,670 385 33,405
Newton Abbot 2,540 285 50 2,875
Note: The above figures have been rounded to the nearest 5, to avoid disclosure.

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