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Insolvency: East Sussex

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people were declared insolvent in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last five years. (125488)

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. It is not possible to provide bankruptcy statistics by constituency, county or Government office region. The following table provides the bankruptcy order statistics considered to be closest to those of interest, but they should not be treated as reliable estimates for the administrative geographies requested.

Eastbourne county court

Brighton OR’s office1

South East region (OR based)

2002

84

797

3,052

2003

148

958

4,618

2004

190

1,086

5,616

2005

263

1,653

7,328

2006

307

1,808

9,536

1 Brighton OR’s office covers the following county courts: Bognor Regis, Brighton, Chichester, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lewes and Worthing.