HC Deb 15 March 1983 vol 39 c82W
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.