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Written Parlaimentary Question: 7th February 2007

Court of Appeal

Q:To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many appeals were filed with the Court of Appeal in relation to family law cases where the local authority was a party to the case in each year since 1990; and how many of the appellants were (a) the local authority, (b) the guardian, (c) the mother, (d) the father and (e) another party in each year.



A:The number of family law cases filed annually since 2000 is set out in the following table. Information before 2000 is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

To break this information down into the requested format would also incur disproportionate cost.

Appeals filed 2000 - 95
Appeals filed 2001 - 91
Appeals filed 2002 - 105
Appeals filed 2003 - 86
Appeals filed 2004 - 91
Appeals filed 2005 - 106
Appeals filed 2006 - 901
(Vera Baird, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs)

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