HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c290W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he has any information on the change in numbers of(a) greengrocers', (b) butchers', (c) bakers', (d) estate agents' and (e) building societies' trading premises in the Greater London area over the last 10 years.

Mr. Forth

The following is the information:

Heading End 1979 End 1987
Greengrocers 1,092 1,004
Butchers 1,148 1,073
Bakers 570 712
Property Owning Etc.1 1,837 2,575
Other Financial Institutions 2 796 1,256
1 Includes estate agents.
2 Includes building societies.

Separate figures are not available for estate agents or for building societies. The figures for bakers include those classified to manufacturing and retail bread and flour confectionery.

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