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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses (a) were liquidated and (b) went into administration in each month since April 2011.
Statistics on the number of (a) liquidations and (b) administrations in England and Wales and Scotland in each month from April to September 2011 are provided in Table 1 as follows. Official Statistics for Northern Ireland on a monthly basis are not available; figures for October 2011 are not yet available.
|Table 1: Liquidations and administrations in England and Wales and Scotland (1)|
|England and Wales||Scotland|
|2011||Number of liquidations (2)||Number of administrations||Number of liquidations (2)||Number of administrations|
|(1) Source—Insolvency Service and Companies House. (2) Compulsory liquidations and creditors' voluntary liquidations.|