§ Mr. David Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many small firms in Scotland have gone into liquidation since May 1979.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
I regret that the information is not available in the form requested. It is not possible to separately identify those company liquidations involving small firms.
Between 1 April 1979 and 31 October 1985 there were 3,001 company liquidations in Scotland. This figure includes both compulsory liquidations and also creditors' voluntary liquidations.