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Bankruptcy: Greater London

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people were declared bankrupt in (a) Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, (b) Wandsworth and (c) London in each of the last 10 years. (258362)

[holding answer 25 February 2009]: The following table shows the number of bankruptcy orders recorded in (a) Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, (b) Wandsworth and (c) London in each year from 2000-07. Regional figures are not yet available for 2008, nor for years prior to 2000.

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Putney, Roehampton and Southfields

8

14

10

13

19

30

35

26

Wandsworth

50

57

49

87

93

140

165

175

London

1,646

1,759

1,927

2,584

3,848

5,328

6,780

6,627

Note:

1. Classifying insolvent individuals into administrative geographies are done using the postcode that the person provides.

2. Inaccurate or missing postcodes mean that the numbers in the table will be subject to an element of missing data. Nationally, this proportion has been decreasing from about 12 per cent. in 2000 to less than 4 per cent. in 2007.