§ 48. Mr. William Clark
asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the number of bankruptcies among estate agents and travel agents for each of the past five years.
§ 49. Mr. William Clark
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many representations he received from members of the public who had suffered loss of 280W deposits paid to estate agents and travel agents in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Mason
I cannot answer this Question precisely. The best estimate which I can give is about 1,500 representations (including representations to official receivers) as regards estate agents for 1960–4, and about 40 representations as regards travel agents for 1960–3. For 1964 the Board of Trade were made aware that rather more than 2,000 customers of travel agents lost their money.