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 March 2012
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what estimate has been made of the number of micro businesses in each parliamentary constituency.
Annual statistics on the number of enterprises are available from the ONS release; UK Business: Activity, Size and Location at
these estimates relate to the count of live businesses in March of each year.
The latest statistics on the number of enterprises in each parliamentary constituency have been provided in the table. The table provides estimates for the number of enterprises in each parliamentary constituency by employment size. Micro businesses are defined as businesses with employment between 0 and 9.
Copies of the table have been placed in the House of Commons Library.