§ Mr. Ron Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many companies are registered in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and the Isle of Man; what is the population of each of these islands; and what is the ratio of registered companies to population in the rest of the British Isles.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The information requested in respect of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and the Isle of Man is as follows:
Number of companies registered Latest available population figure Jersey … 12,675 72,000 Guernsey … 5,615 54,381 Alderney … 332 2,100 Isle of Man … 9,772 61,723
There is no registration of companies in Sark; the population of Sark in 1975 was 604.
The ratio of registered companies to population in the rest of the British Islands is 1:72.