HC Deb 11 May 1988 vol 133 c146W
47. Mr. Amess

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what figures he has for the growth in the number of businesses in Basildon.

Mr. Atkins

There are no figures which indicate precisely the growth of businesses in Basildon. However the Business Statistics Office register for businesses for VAT purposes shows the following for Basildon district:

Number of businesses registered for VAT
End 1981 2,370
End 1986 3,043
Per cent. increase 28.45

Figures for 1987 are not yet available