§ Mr. James Lamond
asked the Minister for Trade what information he has as to the number of liquidations and bankruptcies in the Oldham metropolitan district council area for each year since 1979.
§ Dr. Vaughan
The nearest information on bank ruptcies is the number dealt with by the county court at Oldham as given in the following table:
Year Number of net cases 1979 12 1980 21 1981 24 1982 40
I regret that information on company liquidations by individual area is not available centrally.