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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 businesses in (a) Preston constituency and (b) Lancashire have ceased trading since
Annual statistics on the number of enterprise deaths are available from the ONS release on Business Demography at
However, unfortunately these statistics are only available up to the calendar year 2009. The results for 2010 will be released on 6th December 2011.