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Wednesday, 3 December 2003
Page: 23742


Mr Murphy asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 23 June 2003:

Further to his reply to question No. 1714 (Hansard, 16 June 2003, page 15727) and question No. 2038, in respect of the people who have been made bankrupt on (a) four, (b) five, (c) six, (d) seven, (e) eight, (f) nine, (g) ten, (h) eleven, and (i) twelve occasions, what are their occupations and how many people are there in each occupational group.


Mr Ruddock (Attorney-General) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) The people made bankrupt on four occasions stated their occupation as follows:

Occupation

No. of People

Automobile drivers (hire car, taxi drivers etc)

2

Cleaners

3

Footwear tradespersons

1

Housewife/Househusband

18

Other miscellaneous labourers and related workers

4

Invalid pensioner

10

Other pensioner

23

Retired

1

Unemployed

29

TOTAL

91

(b) The people made bankrupt on five occasions stated their occupation as follows:

Occupation

No. of People

Automobile drivers (hire car, taxi drivers etc)

1

Cleaners

1

Housewife/Househusband

4

Invalid pensioner

8

Other pensioner

8

Unemployed

5

TOTAL

27

(c) The people made bankrupt on six occasions stated their occupation as follows:

Occupation

No. of People

Housewife/Househusband

1

Invalid pensioner

1

Other pensioner

8

Personal care and nursing assistants

1

Unemployed

1

TOTAL

12

(d) Of the four people made bankrupt on seven occasions, all stated their occupations as pensioners.

(e) Of the seven people made bankrupt on eight occasions, one stated that they were unemployed and the others stated that they were pensioners.

(f) Of the four people made bankrupt on nine occasions, all stated that they were pensioners.

(g) Of the two people made bankrupt on ten occasions, one stated that they were unemployed and the other stated that they were a pensioner.

(h) There were no persons bankrupted on eleven occasions.

(i) The one person made bankrupt on twelve occasions stated that they are a pensioner.