§ 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.