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Company Liquidations: North West Region

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many company liquidations took place in the North West in each year since 1997. (143732)

The following table records the numbers of compulsory liquidations in the “North West” region classified according to Official Receiver's (OR) Offices from 1999-2000 to 2006-07. Figures have been provided by financial year due to the movement of individual OR offices between broader regions coinciding with financial years. Prior to 1999-2000 the “North West” region did not exist separately and the Northern region (as it was then included OR offices in the “North East”. For this reason comparable figures for the earlier years are not readily available.

Number of Compulsory Liquidations in the North West for each financial year from 1999-2000:

Financial year

Compulsory liquidations

1999-2000

672

2000-01

620

2001-02

651

2002-03

927

2003-04

629

2004-051

522

2005-061

721

2006-072

707

1 In 2004-05 and 2005-06 Stoke-on-Trent moved to the Midlands region and is not included in the above figures for those years. In 2004-05 there were 62 compulsory liquidations under the Stoke-on-Trent Office, in 2005-06 there were 95.

2 In 2006-07 Stoke-on-Trent moved back to the North West region.

Note:

Official Receiver's offices in the North West region include Blackpool, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent.