HC Deb 03 April 1933 vol 276 cc1438-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade the total number of insolvencies for each of the years to 28th February, 1931, 29th February, 1932, and 28th February, 1933, so far as evidenced by the aggregate number during each of those periods of the orders for the compulsory winding-up of companies, resolutions for the voluntary winding-up of companies on the grounds of inability to meet liabilities, receiving orders made in bankruptcy, and deeds of arrangements and deeds of composition.


, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 29th March, 1933; col.

The following Table gives the number of
(a) Orders for compulsory winding-up of Companies;
(b) Resolutions for the voluntary winding-up of Companies without declaration of solvency;
(c) Receiving orders in bankruptcy;
(d) Deeds of arrangement and deeds of composition;
in England and Wales for the periods mentioned:—
Period. (a) (b) (c) (d) Total.
Twelve months ending:
28th February, 1931 362 1,547 4,209 2,331 8,449
29th February, 1932 388 1,604 4,469 2,656 9,117
28th February, 1933 354 1,494 4,634 2,787 9,269