Bankruptcies

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th January 1948.

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Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire 12:00 am, 20th January 1948

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many persons in Scotland were declared bankrupt in 1947; and what was the average number yearly between 1919 and 1939;

(2) how many farmers in Scotland were declared bankrupt in 1947; and what was the average number yearly between 1919 and 1939.

Photo of Mr Arthur Woodburn Mr Arthur Woodburn , Clackmannan and Eastern

The number of persons declared bankrupt by the Court in Scotland in 1947 was 25, including four farmers. The corresponding average annual numbers between 1919 and 1939 were 229 and 17 respectively.

Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire

Will the Minister explain the relative prosperity of Scotland?

Photo of Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite , Holderness

Is not bankruptcy now a State monopoly?