HC Deb 25 February 1924 vol 170 c56W

asked the Minister of Agriculture if, taking the latest official report on bankruptcies, he can give the number of farmers who became insolvent in 1922; how much capital was involved in their bankruptcies; and whether he can give the previous year in which the number of failures among farmers exceeded the total in 1922?


I have been asked to reply. The number of failures of farmers under the Bankruptcy and Deeds of Arrangement Acts in 1922 was 403 and the liabilities £768,144. In 1895 the corresponding figures were 564 and £736,030. In comparing these figures the considerable change in the value of money between the two periods should be borne in mind.