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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 September 2012
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many people were employed by small and medium-sized businesses in (a) Woking constituency and (b) Surrey in the latest period for which figures are available.
Annual statistics on the number of employees are available from the ONS release Business Register Employment Survey (BRES) at:
However, it is not possible to derive a breakdown by employment size band from BRES. The table contains the latest statistics available, which show the number of employees in Woking and Surrey for 2010.
|Area||Number of employees|
|Note: These figures are aggregates from which farm agriculture (SIC class 0100) have been excluded.|