HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 c35W
Mr. Steen

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the forms his Department issues annually to businesses to gather statistics, indicating the number of each distributed. [37812]

Mr. John M. Taylor

[holding answer 19 July 1996]: A list of regular surveys which gather statistics from business, together with the number of questionnaires distributed, is shown in the following table.

Name of Survey, by Periodicity Number of forms per year
Annual and Quarterly
Inquiry into Electricity Generated3 799
Renewable Energy Statistics (RESTATS) 255
Landfill Gas Monitoring 49
Census of Hospital-treated Firework Injuries 442
Fuels Inquiry3 1,200
Inquiry into Oil and Natural Gas3 900
Price of Fuel for PPI 672
IT Security Breaches Survey1 10,1252
1 A mixed survey of both business and local authorities.
2 Number of forms every other year.
3 Surveys conducted for DTI by ONS.

The table is based on records of regular statistical surveys going to 25 or more businesses only. Information on surveys with smaller samples is excluded. In addition, 34 ad hoc surveys were conducted during 1995, some of which collected statistical information.