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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

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:

www.statistics.gov.uk

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
2005 10 20 405 9,080
2006 10 20 335 7,915
2007 10 20 340 7,900
2008 10 20 360 7,325
2009 10 20 315 7,725
Note: The above figures have been rounded to the nearest 5, to avoid disclosure.

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