HC Deb 08 April 1968 vol 762 cc174-5W
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 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.