HC Deb 15 November 1985 vol 86 c305W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many personal bankruptcies and company liquidations, respectively, there were in Great Grimsby between May 1979 and the latest available date.

Mr. Howard

The provisional figures for bankruptcies at Great Grimsby county court in the period 1 April 1979 to 30 September 1985 is 192.

The bankruptcy figures cover all individuals and partnerships: in England and Wales as a whole approximately three quarters of all bankruptcies relate to unincorporated businesses. Receiving orders and administration orders are included: the total is the net number of cases administered after consolidations and rescissions. The number of bankruptcies since 1 October 1984 may have been reduced compared with earlier periods because of increases in monetary limits on bankruptcy proceedings and deposits on petitions. The 1979 figures are only available quarterly.

Figures for company liquidations are not analysed by area.