HC Deb 08 May 1923 vol 163 c2178W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of petitions filed in the bankruptcy courts of England and Wales during last year, the total liabilities Involved in the petitions, and the total assets?

Viscount WOLMER

The number of petitions was 6,277. Receiving Orders were made in 4,733 cases, the liabilities in which amounted to £16,314,660, and the assets to £3,969,173.