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Insolvency: Leisure

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many companies involved in the leisure industry went into (a) compulsory and (b) voluntary (i) administration and (ii) liquidation in each region of England and Wales in each of the last five years. (240653)

There is insufficient, detailed information held centrally, and in a readily available format, to provide an answer to this question. This is because:

(1) Corporate insolvency statistics are not currently available for Government office regions within England and Wales.

(2) There is no consistent information on the industry sector of insolvent companies for the period requested.

(3) Corporate insolvency information has more than one source, and there are differences between these in the information available for industry sectors.

(4) The current standard industrial classification (SIC) does not enable the “leisure industry” to be readily defined.