To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2021 to Question 3199 on Company Liquidations: West Yorkshire, how many business operating in West Yorkshire published a first or second notices in the London Gazette in each financial year between 2015-16 and 2018-19.
7 June 2021
The National Archives has reviewed notices placed in The London Gazette in each financial year between 2015-16 and 2018-19 in order to answer this question.
Whilst no notice types in The Gazette are formally termed “first” or “second” notices, in order to answer this question “first” notices have been defined as relating to a resolution for winding up, or, in the case of court-led insolvencies, petitions to wind up companies or partnerships; and “second” notices have been defined as relating to the appointment of a liquidator.
In order to fully cover West Yorkshire, this data includes all relevant notices which have been placed in relation to a company with either a registered address or principal trading address within the following local authority areas: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Leeds County Council, Kirklees Council, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, noting that an individual notice can refer to more than one company. The total number of notices for the period specified was 9914.