HC Deb 06 March 1997 vol 291 cc703-4W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many undischarged bankrupts there are in each county in England. [19298]

Mr. John M. Taylor

The information requested is not held in this form. The Insolvency Act 1986 provides for the majority of bankrupts to be discharged automatically after three years or after two years in smaller, summary cases. The number of individuals against whom bankruptcy orders were made in the last three years for which figures are available were:

  • 1993: 31,016
  • 1994: 25,634
  • 1995: 21,993.