§ Miss Joan Maynard
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many firms went bankrupt in the first three-quarters of the current year as compared with 1979: and what were the figures for Sheffield over the same period.
§ Mr. Eyre
Figures for bankruptcies and company liquidations in England and Wales up to the third quarter of 1980 were published inBritish business 24 October page 359.
Company liquidations are not available by area and bankruptcies are available with reasonable accuracy only on a calendar year basis. In 1979, the Sheffield county court dealt with 41 receiving and administration orders.