§ Mr. Donald Williams
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he is aware that bankruptcies in the building industry are now running at the rate of 200 each month; and what was the number of bankruptcies and liquidations in the industry in each of the years 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and up to the latest available date in 1969.
§ Mr. John Silkin
The facts in my possession are at variance with the hon. Member's statement.
The number of bankruptcies in England and Wales among businesses in the construction industry—building and civil engineering—for the years in question were as follows:
Year Number 1964 599 1965 644 1966 740 1967 860 1968 833 1969 (to 30th September) 569
Information about company liquidations is not classified by industries.