I have been asked to reply on behalf of the 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 July 2012
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many businesses registered in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency failed in the last year for which figures are available.
Annual statistics on the number of enterprise deaths are available from 2002 onwards in the ONS release on Business Demography at:
The following table contains the latest statistics, which show the number of enterprise deaths in the constituency of Bexleyheath and Crayford for 2010.
|Count of enterprises deaths in the constituency of Bexleyheath and Crayford for 2010|
|Bexleyheath and Crayford||380|
|Note: The above count has been rounded to the nearest 5.|