§ Mr. Oppenheim
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new businesses have been set up in Amber Valley since 1979.
§ Mr. Forth
I have been asked to reply.
Between the end of 1979 and the end of 1989, there were an estimated 3,400 new registrations for VAT in the Amber Valley local authority district. During the same period, there were an estimated 2,700 deregistrations, giving a net increase of 700, or 29 per cent.