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Public Houses

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 there are (a) in Jarrow constituency, (b) in South Tyneside, (c) in the north-east and (d) nationally.

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 there are (a) in Jarrow constituency, (b) in South Tyneside, (c) in the North East and (d) nationally.

Annual statistics on the number of enterprise actives are available from 2002 onwards in the ONS release on Business Demography at:


ONS has no statistics on pubs, however, the following table contains the latest statistics, which show the number of active enterprises, in the constituency of Jarrow, district of South Tyneside, North East region and the UK, classified to public houses/bars.

Count of active enterprises classified to public houses/bars from 2005 to 2009
Jarrow South Tyneside North East United Kingdom
2005 50 120 2,145 52,600
2006 50 120 2,060 51,590
2007 55 120 2,130 51,720
2008 50 120 1,995 48,150
2009 45 105 1,815 45,580
Note: The above figures have been rounded to the nearest five, to avoid disclosure

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