HC Deb 27 April 2004 vol 420 cc909-10W
Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many funeral directors are practising in the United Kingdom. [168663]

Ruth Kelly

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Malcolm Bruce, dated 27 April 2004: As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the number of businesses which are classified as funeral directors and related services. (168663) The latest available information is published in the National Statistics bulletin "PA1003—Size Analysis of United Kingdom Businesses for 2003" which shows that there were 525 businesses in the UK in the category of funeral directors and related services in March 2003. The bulletin is available free of change on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pal 003.