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Divorce

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many decrees of judicial separation were granted in England and Wales in each year since 1979. (125505)

Decrees of judicial separation granted in England and Wales since 1979 are tabled as follows. Figures for 2006 are not yet available.

Petitions filed

Decrees of Judicial separation granted

1979

3,650

1,640

1980

5,423

2,560

1981

6,036

3,334

1982

7,480

4,026

1983

7,430

4,852

1984

6,098

4,445

1985

3,479

2,344

1986

3,428

1,768

1987

3,199

1,659

1988

2,925

1,917

1990

2,990

1,794

1991

2,588

1,747

1992

2,434

1,452

1993

2,251

1,413

1994

4,358

1,350

1995

3,349

1,543

1996

2,795

1,199

1997

1,078

589

1998

916

519

1999

882

696

2000

650

540

2001

535

925

2002

1,001

560

2003

826

467

2004

742

419

2005

692

387