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How many times did your council send in the Bailiffs?

London councils called on bailiffs over 500,000 times last year Photo: ITV News

New figures reveal how many times each London council called in the bailiffs to collect debts.

The Money Advice trust asked every local authority how many times they used the services of debt collectors in the past year.

London councils made up six of the national top ten. Here is an alphabetical list of every authority in the capital, each with its total number of bailiff calls for 2012. Those which did not share their figures are also named:

Inner London Boroughs

Camden: 48

Greenwich: 14,908

Hackney: No data provided

Hammersmith and Fulham: 22,175

Islington: 9825

Kensington and Chelsea: 7613

Lambeth: 41,644

Lewisham: 23,340

Southwark: 31,112

Tower Hamlets: 12,392

Wandsworth: 4760

Westminster: 53,635

Outer London Boroughs

Barking and Dagenham: No data provided

Barnet: 12,931

Bexley: 6255

Brent: No data provided

Bromley: 9353

Croydon: 48858

Ealing: 7077

Enfield: 18,127

Haringey: 9048

Harrow: 7641

Havering:11,790

Hillington:6476

Hounslow: 25,258

Kingston upon Thames: 1812

Merton: 6065

Newham: 54,717

Redbridge: 34,334

Richmond upon Thames: 2531

Sutton: 6399

Waltham Forest: 30,954

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