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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on New Businesses

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on New Businesses on 23rd February 1989.


Mr. David Nicholson To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest official figures on the number of business start-ups over the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Patrick Thompson To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the number of business start-ups over the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Quentin Davies To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest official figures on the number of business start-ups over the latest year for which figures are available.

Sir Michael Shaw To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest official figures on the number of business start-ups over the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Major In 1987, the latest year for which figures have been published by the Department of Employment, the net increase in the number of businesses registered for VAT was 45,000, comprising 205,000 registrations and 160,000 deregistrations. Department of Employment figures for 1988 will be available in the summer.