Skip to main content

Residence Orders

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many residence orders were made in respect of (a) men and (b) women in 2006. (168182)

33,000 residence orders were given in 2006. Data to enable this figure to be separated between those granted to men and those granted to women is not recorded centrally.

Information to enable the gender of the successful party to be identified can be gathered only by reviewing court files or, for the county courts by reviewing the text of every individual order made and recorded on the court’s IT system. This would incur a disproportionate cost.