§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many bankruptcies have been reported during the past 12 months of companies which are registered in Wales.
§ Mr. Eyre
I regret that figures of company liquidations are available only for England and Wales as a whole.
Separate figures for unincorporated businesses are also not available, but bankruptcies of all individuals and partnerships handled by county courts in Wales in the 12 months April 1980 to March 1981 totalled 286. This is before deducting orders rescinded or consolidated, of which there were 27 in January-December 1980—such information is available only for calendar years.