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 Annual Renewable Energy Statistics (RESTATS) 255 Landfill Gas Monitoring 49 Census of Hospital-treated Firework Injuries 442 Quarterly Fuels Inquiry3 1,200 Inquiry into Oil and Natural Gas3 900 Monthly Price of Fuel for PPI 672 Biennial 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.