Skip to main content

Bankruptcy

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) England and (b) Suffolk aged 60 or more years have declared themselves bankrupt in each year since 1997. (286264)

The available information on the number of bankruptcies in England and in Suffolk, aged 60 or more years, may be seen in Table 1 as follows. Information prior to 2000 is not available on this basis.

Table 1: Bankrupts aged 60 and over1, 2

Location

England

Suffolk

2000

802

12

2001

947

19

2002

1,154

26

2003

1,464

26

2004

1,915

23

2005

2,898

51

2006

4,394

61

2007

4,911

69

2008

5,189

89

1 Where the bankrupt has provided a valid date of birth (between 90-93 per cent. of cases over the period covered).

2 Where the bankrupt has provided a valid postcode (increasing from 88 per cent. of cases in 2000 to 97 per cent. in 2008).