HC Deb 16 May 1984 vol 60 c196W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many companies in Scotland and North Lanarkshire went into liquidation between 1974 and 1979 and from 1979 to the latest available date.

Mr. Allan Stewart

The total number of compulsory and creditors' voluntary liquidations—the two types that involve insolvency—recorded in Scotland between 1974 and 1979 was 1,371. The figure for 1980 to the first quarter of 1984 was 1,985.

I regret that comparable information for north Larnarkshire is not available.