§ Mr. Terlezki
asked the Paymaster General how business failures in England and Wales in 1985 compare with the figures for 1984; and how this compares with the record of the United Kingdom's major European competitors.
§ Mr. Trippier
Estimates of the number of business failures in England and Wales in 1985 are not yet available. There are severe difficulties in the way of making meaningful comparisons of such estimates between countries.