§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, what were the number of repossession orders granted by the county courts in Wales during the years, 1979, 1987 and 1991.
Mr. John M. Taylor
The 1979 figures are not available. The table shows the total number of mortgage possession actions entered and orders made in Welsh county courts during 1987 and 1991. The figures do not indicate how many houses have been repossessed through the courts as not all of the orders made will have resulted in the issue and execution of warrants of possession. At this stage the 1991 figures are provisional and therefore liable to revision in the future.
Mortgage possession actions in Welsh county courts during 1987 and 1991 Actions entered Orders made 1987 4,959 2,857 1991 10,235 7,428