HC Deb 19 November 1928 vol 222 c1383

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many farmers have gone bankrupt or filed a petition with their creditors during the last four years?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Herbert Williams)

The numbers of receiving orders made against farmers in England and Wales in each of the four years 1924 to 1927 were 233, 238, 224 and 290 respectively. The numbers of deeds of arrangement executed by farmers during those four years were 127, 130, 118 and 178 respectively.