§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Minister for Trade how many new companies were registered in the United Kingdom in each of the past five years; and what proportion of these had fewer than 200 employees.
§ Mr. Sproat
The following companies have been registered in the United Kingdom:
Year Total 1978 64,378 1979 67,207 1980 69,982 1981 73,045 1982 88,075
I regret that no information is available as to the number of persons employed by a company on registration.