HC Deb 14 March 1990 vol 169 cc303-4W
102. Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the latest figures for the level of bankruptcies.

Mr. Redwood

A total of 8,115 bankruptcy orders were made in England and Wales in 1989. In the same year, 2,294 sequestrations (the equivalent of bankruptcy orders in England and Wales) were awarded in Scotland and 146 bankruptcy adjudication orders were made in Northern Ireland.