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Business: Closures

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

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Opposition Assistant Whip (Commons)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses in (a) Preston constituency and (b) Lancashire have ceased trading since 1 June 2010.

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 businesses in (a) Preston constituency and (b) Lancashire have ceased trading since 1 June 2010.

Annual statistics on the number of enterprise deaths are available from the ONS release on Business Demography at

www.statistics.gov.uk

However, unfortunately these statistics are only available up to the calendar year 2009. The results for 2010 will be released on 6th December 2011.

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