HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 c520W
Mr. Stuart Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many private building contractors were declared bankrupt in Great Britain in 1975, 1980 and 1985 or the nearest available years.

Mr. Howard

The information that is available for insolvencies in the construction industry is given in the table:

1975 1989 1984
Bankruptcies—England and Wales 1,543 783 901
Company Liquidations—Great Britain 995 1,030 1,913

There is no industry breakdown of sequestrations in Scotland—the equivalent of bankruptcies in England and Wales. The bankruptcy figures include receiving orders and administration orders; the total is the net number of cases administered after consolidations and rescissions.

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