§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what estimate he has made of the number of bankruptcies occurring in the construction and allied industries in the years 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, respectively, and in 1968 to the nearest convenient date.
§ Mr. Mellish
The number of bankruptcies in England and Wales among firms 175W in the construction industry (building and civil engineering) for the years in question was as follows:
Year Number 1964 599 1965 644 1966 740 1967 860
Information for the first quarter of 1968 is not yet available.
These figures exclude bankruptcies of individual employees of construction firms.