HC Deb 27 July 1983 vol 46 c486W
37. Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the latest figure for company liquidations in 1983; and how this compares with the comparable period in 1982.

Mr. Fletcher

There were 6,811 company liquidations in England and Wales in the first half of 1983 compared with 6,204 in the first half of 1982, a rise of 10 per cent. The figures relate to compulsory and creditors' voluntary liquidations, the two types which arise from insolvency.

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