HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 cc301-2W
104. Mr. Hanley

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies were registered at Companies house for each of the last five years.

Mr. Redwood

Ninety-eight thousand companies were incorporated in Great Britain in 1984. The number of registrations rose to 105,000 in 1985, 117,000 in 1986, 128,000 in 1987 and 129,000 in 1988. Further details can be found in the publication "Companies in 1988–89", a copy of which is in the Library.