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Insolvencies And Company Registrations

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the latest known figures of insolvency in England and Wales as previously recorded under Bankruptcy and Deeds of Arrangements Acts; the total number of new companies; and the number of companies dissolved or struck off the register, as previously given in the report of Companies Department.

The following statements give the desired information for the years subsequent to 1938, the last year for which particulars were published by the Board of Trade:

COMPANIES
1939.1940.1941.1942.
England.Scotland.England.Scotland.England.Scotland.England.Scotland.
New companies entered on the the Register during the year.10,5785136,0843386,9693296,468319
Companies dissolved or struck off the Register during the year.8,7943933,8632392,3211904,086170
Net increase during each year and in total.1,7841202,221994,6481392,382149

1943.1944.Total for the six years 1939–44.
England.Scotland.England.Scotland.England.Scotland.
New companies entered on the Register during the year.6,5673737,50743944,1732,311
Companies dissolved or struck off the Register during the year.3,3521042,14811824,5641,214
Net increase during each year and in total.3,2152695,35932119,6091,097