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Non-Molestation Orders

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have applied for non-molestation orders in each of the last 10 years. (205384)

The following table shows the number of applications for non-molestation orders in county courts in England and Wales by calendar year.

Number of applications

1998

18,153

1999

16,908

2000

15,734

20011

17,590

2002

19,131

2003

18,718

2004

17,594

2005

17,354

2006

16,937

20072

316,033

1 Years 1998 to 2001 are taken from manual returns.

2 Years 2002 to 2007 are taken from the FamilyMan IT system after it was introduced.

3 Provisional but unlikely to change.