HC Deb 22 June 1937 vol 325 cc1000-1
8. Mr. Shinwell

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many bankruptcies occurred during the year 1936 and the total amount of liabilities?

Mr. Stanley

The total number of receiving orders and administration orders for England and Wales for the year 1936 was 3,250, and the total liabilities as estimated by debtors (excluding secured claims) were£4,793,013.

Mr. Turton

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in 1930, when the ginger policy of the hon. Member and his party was in full operation, the number of persons adjudicated bankrupt was 4,000, and the total liabilities£9,500,000?

Mr. Thorne

Why do you not go back to Adam?