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The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated November 2011
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many public houses (a) in Jarrow constituency, (b) in South Tyneside, (c) in the North East and (d) nationally have closed in each of the last five years.
Annual statistics on the number of enterprise deaths are available from 2002 onwards in the ONS release on Business Demography at:
ONS has no statistics of pubs, however, the table below contains the latest statistics which show the number of enterprise deaths in the constituency of Jarrow, district of South Tyneside, North East region and the UK classified to public houses/bars.
|Count of enterprise deaths classified to public houses/bars from 2005 - 09|
|Jarrow||South Tyneside||North-east||United Kingdom|
|Note: The above figures have been rounded to the nearest 5, to avoid disclosure.|