HC Deb 30 July 1982 vol 28 c794W
Mr. Colvin

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many new jobs have been created by the new businesses started in 1981.

Mr. MacGregor

The available information on new businesses started in 1981 was published inBritish Business on 23 July 1982. It is estimated that 124,800 businesses started that year. This is based on VAT registrations which does not collect employment information.