Personal Debt

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Roger Williams Roger Williams Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many cases of personal insolvency were reported in the Greater London area in each year since 2000, broken down by London borough.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment Relations & Postal Services)

The following table records the numbers of individual bankruptcy orders in the London Region classified according to the Official Receivers' Office from 1999-2000 to 2005-06. Figures are not separately available for each London borough.

Numbers of bankruptcy orders recorded in the London Official Receivers offices. 1999-2000 to 2005-06 ( 1)
Financial year totals Bankruptcy Orders
1999-2000 1,290
2000-01 1,298
2001-02 1,421
2002-03 1,562
2003-04 2,132
2004-05(1) 4,910
2005-06(1) 6,699
(1) From 2004-05 Croydon Official Receiver's Office is classified under London Region.

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