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Bankruptcy

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people in Coventry South have been declared bankrupt in each year since 1997. (70331)

[holding answer 16 May 2006]: Regional insolvency statistics are only available on the basis of the locations of Official Receivers offices, each of which cover a group of county courts where the cases are heard and the courts having jurisdiction over these. As such, they are not directly comparable with standard geographies such as government office regions, local authorities etc. Coventry South is best matched to Coventry county court, under the Birmingham B Official Receiver’s office. Figures are shown in the following table, but it should be noted that, for the above reasons, these will not be an exact measure of bankruptcies in Coventry South.

Number of bankruptcy orders made in Coventry county court

1998

69

1999

119

2000

113

2001

147

2002

152

2003

184

2004

203

2005

314