§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many firms in Britain employed(a) one or two people, (b) three to nine people, (c) 10 to 19 people, (d) 20 to 49 people, (e) 50 to 99 people and (f) over 99 people in each of the last 15 years.
§ Mr. Ian Taylor
Estimates of the number of businesses in different size classes have been produced for five of the last 15 years, for the United Kingdom. The exact size classes requested are not available. Comparable estimates for these five years are given in the table.