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Freight: Liquidation

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many haulage businesses went into administration or liquidation in each region of England and Wales in each of the last 10 years. (227071)

The information held by the Insolvency Service on corporate liquidations and administrations is not sufficiently detailed to identify those businesses which operated within the haulage industry, on a regional basis.

While official statistics concerning compulsory liquidations are sourced from the Insolvency Service, those for voluntary liquidations and administrations are sourced from Companies House. There have been changes over recent years to the extent and type of sectoral and regional information collected and analysed. It is not possible to combine the various data sets available to provide a comprehensive answer to the question.