HC Deb 30 November 1983 vol 49 c517W
32. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many companies have been reported as going into receivership since 9 June 1982; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Allan Stewart

The number of companies that have gone into receivership between July 1982 and September 1983—inclusive—which is the period for which figures are available, is 3,789 in Great Britain and 210 in Scotland. The appointment of a receiver does not necessarily mean liquidation, as sometimes a buyer can be found for a company in receivership.