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Trustees

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list (a) the number of awards of sequestration made and (b) the total gross payments in respect of trustees' funds and refunded to trustees for each year since 1985.

[holding answer 11 February 1992]: The number of awards of sequestration made since 1985 was as follows:

Year

Number of awards

1985295
1986437
1987834
19881,457
19892,344
19904,364
19917,782

Gross payments to trustees ie including outlays, statutory fees, remuneration and VAT, but excluding recoveries, were as follows:

Financial year

Gross payments (£000s)

1985–86Nil
1986–8713
1987–88418

Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985

Sequestrations awarded in each sheriff court 1985–89

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

Glasgow46991863025091,032
Edinburgh5678139197360792
Duns151092824
Haddington1316172187166
Jedburgh4710172483
Linlithgow11307263171273
Peebles00531130
Selkirk389103958
Campbeltown02461318
Dumbarton817285292174
Dunoon156181929
Greenock31330256272
Kilmarnock123143111209386
Oban135101526
Paisley12273583146229
Rothesay1258104
Airdrie9184460149396
Ayr12323584204273
Dumfries522133085112
Hamilton264354101233457
Kirkcudbright45493233
Lanark71318203062
Stranraer29108927
Alloa695246673
Arbroath5510334343
Cupar61319364373
Dundee328658587112
Dunfermline10233384209494
Falkirk61431163299527
Forfar3710122634
Kirkcaldy211668136336593
Perth920292870127
Stirling5152031145160
Aberdeen3073173233200268
Banff131291334
Dingwall3109152030
Dornoch0262910
Elgin419314984116
Fort William1452932
Inverness217353751107
Kirkwall21145318
Lerwick1133616
Lochmaddy101521
Portree1321813
Stnehaven2927253941
Stornoway0145147
Tain374121127
Wick1523615

Financial year

Gross payments (£000s)

1988–892,415
1989–906,390
1990–9110,880