§ Mr. Clifford Forsythe
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many LEDU-assisted firms went into liquidation or ceased trading in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
§ Mr. Needham
This information is available only in respect of firms that were LEDU clients at the time they went into liquidation or ceased trading. The numbers of such firms in the years stated are detailed in the table.
Year Number of Liquidations Number ceasing to trade Total 1988 16 15 31 1989 15 11 26 1990 17 8 25