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Bankruptcies

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies entered into receivership in each year since 1980; and what information he has on the number of such cases in which the previous annual audit statement was unqualified

[holding answer 17 July 1990]: The number of companies in Great Britain notified to Companies House as entering receivership since 1980 were:

Number
19801,498
19811,741
19822,949
19833,063
19842,322
19852,130
19862,141
19871,466
19882,037
19891,841
No information is available on the number of receivership cases where the previous annual audit statement was unqualified.