HC Deb 29 November 1982 vol 33 c24W
30. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what has been the change in the number of firms employing between 200 and 100 people between September 1978 and September 1982.

Mr. MacGregor

The latest information available is estimates derived from the annual census of production which show that the number of manufacturing enterprises in the private sector employing between 100 and 199 was 2,650 in 1978 and 2,437 in 1980. Later figures are not yet available.

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