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Injunctions

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what information his Department holds on the number of non-reportable injunctive orders each judge of the High Court has issued in each of the last five years; (295031)

(2) if he will (a) collate and (b) publish statistics on the numbers of injunctions issued in the High Court in the last five years where the claimants have been granted anonymity in the listed name of the case.

Information on injunctions granted and the judges who made them is held on the court file relating to the relevant case. Although the High Court in England and Wales collects figures on applications generally, applications relating to injunctions are not separately identifiable, and there are currently no plans to amend databases to make them so. Only if an inquiry is made with the relevant details of the case would it be possible, by reference to the case file, to ascertain if a non-reportable injunction had been made and the identity of the relevant judge.