HC Deb 17 November 1982 vol 32 c160W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Minister for Trade what is the current level of bankruptcies in the construction industry in Scotland and in other industries in Scotland.

Dr. Vaughan

I regret that figures giving an industry breakdown of bankruptcies—which relate to individuals and partnerships—in Scotland are not available. The total numbers of company liquidations—arising from insolvency—in Scotland during the 12 months ending September 1982 were 82 in the construction industry and 443 in other industries.