HC Deb 01 April 1981 vol 2 c93W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many new trading companies have been registered in each of the various regions in each of the past four quarters.

Mr. Eyre

The available information about company incorporations is as follows:

Region January to March April to June July to Sept. October to Dec.
England and Wales 18,004 16,297 15,550 16,253
Scotland 725 960 648 937
Northern Ireland 179 148 164 117

No further regional breakdown is maintained and I regret that it is not possible to say how many of these companies are actually engaged in trade.