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Company Liquidations

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses entered into liquidation in England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Official statistics covering corporate insolvencies for England alone are not currently available. Figures are, however, available for England and Wales in total, as shown in Table 1:

Table 1: Total liquidations in England and Wales in the last five years
Total liquidations
2006 13,137
2007 12,507
2008 15,535
2009 19,077
2010 16,045

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