asked the Secretary of State for Trade what has been the number of company liquidations in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all the regions of England for the last five years.
Separate estimates for Wales and the regions of England are not available. The figures available are as follows:
|COMPULSORY PLUS CREDITORS' VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATIONS*|
|England and Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland|
|* Members' voluntary liquidations, which do not involve insolvency, are omitted.|
Department of Trade (Companies Registration Office and Insolvency Service).
Companies Registration Office, Edinburgh.
Company Registry, Belfast.