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Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 3:12 PM
Subject: Information request

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your e-mail dated 21 February 2013 in which you requested the following information from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ):

“Please will you kindly confirm in your reply if Tim Loughton MP is correct to say on his webpage that "last year there were only 53 enforcement orders" & if so, can you tell me how each of these orders were enforced by the courts?.”

Your request has been passed to me because I have responsibility for answering requests which relate to family statistics for England and Wales.

I can provide some figures based on the latest available data held on the centrally held database of Family cases, for the number of court orders for enforcement for the year 2011, for England and Wales. Please note that whereas you request details for “how each of these orders were enforced” I can only provide figures for enforcement orders issued by the courts. There is no centrally held information on how and whether these enforcement orders were implemented.

In 2011 there were 46 children involved in enforcement orders issued by the courts.

Provisional figures for England and Wales for the calendar year 2012 are due to be published on 28 March 2013, with final figures being published at the end of June 2013. The most recent England and Wales quarterly and annual court application and order figures published by the Ministry of Justice can be found at the following links:

Yours sincerely

Abid Rafiq

Higher Statistical Officer
Family Statistics
Justice Statistics Analytical Services
Ministry of Justice
7.20, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ
Tel: 020 3334 3569

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