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Bankruptcy: Greater London

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many individuals in each (a) age cohort and (b) London borough filed for bankruptcy in 2007; and if he will make a statement. (232373)

The number of bankruptcies in 2007 by age cohort, and separately, by London borough can be seen in tables 1 and 2 below.

Table 1

Age group

2007

Under 25

3,108

25 to 34

15,492

35 to 44

19,259

45 to 54

12,527

55 to 64

7,070

65 and over

2,504

Unknown ages

4,507

Total

64,467

Table 2

London borough

2007

Barking and Dagenham

228

Barnet

270

Bexley

168

Brent

186

Bromley

272

Camden

227

City of London

14

City of Westminster

193

Croydon

266

Ealing

201

Enfield

231

Greenwich

283

Hackney

224

Hammersmith and Fulham

155

Haringey

232

Harrow

150

Havering

230

Hillingdon

195

Hounslow

186

Islington

239

Kensington and Chelsea

141

Kingston upon Thames

109

Lambeth

261

Lewisham

273

Merton

109

Newham

230

Redbridge

208

Richmond upon Thames

150

Southwark

241

Sutton

138

Tower Hamlets

237

Waltham Forest

210

Wandsworth

175

Total

6,632