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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many non-molestation orders issued by the courts were breached (a) once, (b) twice and (c) on more than three occasions in each of the last five years. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of child arrangement orders (residence and contact), prohibited steps orders, specific issues orders, and non molestation orders are shown in table 1 below. Note that data is not available for 2010 as the FamilyMan court database did not include all courts at this time. This data covers England and Wales and give the number of children and young people involved in those orders made.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 – Number of specific Children’s Act orders; England and Wales; 2011 to 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Contact and Residence Orders*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Prohibited steps</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Specific issue</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>NMOs</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>155,528</p></td><td><p>18,757</p></td><td><p>5,957</p></td><td><p>19,556</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>158,112</p></td><td><p>19,788</p></td><td><p>6,515</p></td><td><p>19,406</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>160,738</p></td><td><p>18,400</p></td><td><p>6,407</p></td><td><p>22,279</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*Note: Child Arrangements Orders replaced separate Contact and Residence Orders in April 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Data for 2014 will be published in Table 4 of Family Court Statistics Quarterly on 26 March at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly</a></p><p> </p><p>Details of how many of the orders included in Table 1 were breached or resulted in enforcement or contempt of court or a sequestration order can only be obtained by manually checking case files at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of enforcement proceedings in respect of contact orders and Child Arrangements Orders from 2011 to 2013 are shown in Table 2 – these comprise applications for an enforcement order for unpaid work and applications for an order requiring the payment of compensation for financial loss.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="8"><p><strong>Table 2 - Numbers of applications and orders of enforcement of Child Arrangement orders - 2011 to 2013</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>(a) Applications for enforcement order for unpaid work</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(b) All Enforcement orders made</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(c) Applications for second enforcement order</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(d) Second enforcement orders made</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(e) Applications for an order to pay financial compensation</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>(f) Orders made for financial compensation </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>522</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>1126</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>331</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>7</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>680</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>1312</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>301</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>10</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>959</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>1750</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>406</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>8</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Notes</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>1) figures for column (b) and column (f) together make up total enforcement order as recorded in Family Court Statistics Quarterly publication - table 4.</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>2) second enforcement order - column (d) - includes &quot;breach of an enforcement order or order for increased hours.&quot;</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>3) figures for 2014 will only be available from 26th March 2014.</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for breach of a non-molestation order in England and Wales from 2009 to 2013 are provided in Table 3. Data for 2014 are planned for publication in May 2015 in the Criminal Justice Statistics Quarterly at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-justice-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-justice-statistics-quarterly</a></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Table 3 - Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for breach of a non-molestation order <sup>(1)</sup>, England and Wales, 2009 to 2013 <sup>(2)(3)(4)(5)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Outcome</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>1,933</p></td><td><p>2,257</p></td><td><p>2,339</p></td><td><p>2,467</p></td><td><p>2,777</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>2,279</p></td><td><p>2,626</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>2,650</p></td><td><p>2,976</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>2,174</p></td><td><p>2,550</p></td><td><p>2,566</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>2,951</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute discharge</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conditional discharge</p></td><td><p>321</p></td><td><p>353</p></td><td><p>362</p></td><td><p>388</p></td><td><p>452</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fine</p></td><td><p>337</p></td><td><p>409</p></td><td><p>407</p></td><td><p>491</p></td><td><p>640</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community sentence</p></td><td><p>741</p></td><td><p>851</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Suspended sentence</p></td><td><p>249</p></td><td><p>285</p></td><td><p>267</p></td><td><p>251</p></td><td><p>337</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>457</p></td><td><p>493</p></td><td><p>567</p></td><td><p>463</p></td><td><p>503</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Otherwise dealt with <sup>(6)</sup></p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>862</p></td><td><p>927</p></td><td><p>994</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>(1) An offence under S42A Family Law Act 1996</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(2) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to make sure that data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(4) The number of defendants found guilty in a particular year may exceed the number proceeded against as the proceedings in the magistrates' court took place in an earlier year and the defendants were found guilty at the Crown Court in the following year; or the defendants were found guilty of a different offence to that for which they were originally proceeded against.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(5) The number of offenders sentenced can differ from those found guilty as it may be the case that a defendant found guilty in a particular year, and committed for sentence at the Crown Court, may be sentenced in the following year.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(6) The category Otherwise Dealt With (ODW) includes: one day in police cells; disqualification order; restraining order; confiscation order; travel restriction order; disqualification from driving; recommendation for deportation; and other miscellaneous disposals.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ref: PQ 226458</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders convicted of breaching a non-molestation order on one, two, or three or more occasions in each of the last five years for which data is available are provided in Table 4. These figures have been drawn from an extract of the Police National Computer (PNC) data held by the Department - they will differ from the figures taken from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) court proceedings database. The PNC holds details of all convictions and cautions given for recordable offences. Hence, police recorded crime and data court proceedings are not directly comparable.</p><p> </p><p>As with any large scale recording system the PNC is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing so data provided may be subject to revision.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Table 4 - Number of offenders breaching non-molestation orders, England and Wales<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number of non-molestation order breach offences<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>12 months ending September<sup>3</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3 or more</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1,854</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>1,847</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>1,960</p></td><td><p>224</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2,559</p></td><td><p>308</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Data Source</strong>: MoJs copy of the Police National Computer</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><sup>1.</sup> England and Wales includes all 43 police force areas and the British Transport Police</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>2.</sup> Where the primary offence on a given occasion was a non-molestation order breach offence.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>3.</sup> The same offender may appear in multiple years.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many non-molestation orders were (a) issued by the courts, (b) breached and (c) resulted in the imposition of a penalty in each of the last five years. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of child arrangement orders (residence and contact), prohibited steps orders, specific issues orders, and non molestation orders are shown in table 1 below. Note that data is not available for 2010 as the FamilyMan court database did not include all courts at this time. This data covers England and Wales and give the number of children and young people involved in those orders made.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 – Number of specific Children’s Act orders; England and Wales; 2011 to 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Contact and Residence Orders*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Prohibited steps</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Specific issue</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>NMOs</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>155,528</p></td><td><p>18,757</p></td><td><p>5,957</p></td><td><p>19,556</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>158,112</p></td><td><p>19,788</p></td><td><p>6,515</p></td><td><p>19,406</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>160,738</p></td><td><p>18,400</p></td><td><p>6,407</p></td><td><p>22,279</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*Note: Child Arrangements Orders replaced separate Contact and Residence Orders in April 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Data for 2014 will be published in Table 4 of Family Court Statistics Quarterly on 26 March at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly</a></p><p> </p><p>Details of how many of the orders included in Table 1 were breached or resulted in enforcement or contempt of court or a sequestration order can only be obtained by manually checking case files at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of enforcement proceedings in respect of contact orders and Child Arrangements Orders from 2011 to 2013 are shown in Table 2 – these comprise applications for an enforcement order for unpaid work and applications for an order requiring the payment of compensation for financial loss.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="8"><p><strong>Table 2 - Numbers of applications and orders of enforcement of Child Arrangement orders - 2011 to 2013</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>(a) Applications for enforcement order for unpaid work</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(b) All Enforcement orders made</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(c) Applications for second enforcement order</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(d) Second enforcement orders made</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(e) Applications for an order to pay financial compensation</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>(f) Orders made for financial compensation </strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>522</p></td><td><p>38</p></td><td><p>1126</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>331</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>7</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>680</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>1312</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>301</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>10</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>959</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>1750</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>406</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>8</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Notes</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>1) figures for column (b) and column (f) together make up total enforcement order as recorded in Family Court Statistics Quarterly publication - table 4.</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>2) second enforcement order - column (d) - includes &quot;breach of an enforcement order or order for increased hours.&quot;</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>3) figures for 2014 will only be available from 26th March 2014.</p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for breach of a non-molestation order in England and Wales from 2009 to 2013 are provided in Table 3. Data for 2014 are planned for publication in May 2015 in the Criminal Justice Statistics Quarterly at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-justice-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-justice-statistics-quarterly</a></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Table 3 - Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty and sentenced at all courts for breach of a non-molestation order <sup>(1)</sup>, England and Wales, 2009 to 2013 <sup>(2)(3)(4)(5)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Outcome</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>1,933</p></td><td><p>2,257</p></td><td><p>2,339</p></td><td><p>2,467</p></td><td><p>2,777</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>2,279</p></td><td><p>2,626</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>2,650</p></td><td><p>2,976</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentenced</p></td><td><p>2,174</p></td><td><p>2,550</p></td><td><p>2,566</p></td><td><p>2,605</p></td><td><p>2,951</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which</em></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Absolute discharge</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Conditional discharge</p></td><td><p>321</p></td><td><p>353</p></td><td><p>362</p></td><td><p>388</p></td><td><p>452</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fine</p></td><td><p>337</p></td><td><p>409</p></td><td><p>407</p></td><td><p>491</p></td><td><p>640</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community sentence</p></td><td><p>741</p></td><td><p>851</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Suspended sentence</p></td><td><p>249</p></td><td><p>285</p></td><td><p>267</p></td><td><p>251</p></td><td><p>337</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate custody</p></td><td><p>457</p></td><td><p>493</p></td><td><p>567</p></td><td><p>463</p></td><td><p>503</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Otherwise dealt with <sup>(6)</sup></p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>148</p></td><td><p>862</p></td><td><p>927</p></td><td><p>994</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>(1) An offence under S42A Family Law Act 1996</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(2) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to make sure that data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(4) The number of defendants found guilty in a particular year may exceed the number proceeded against as the proceedings in the magistrates' court took place in an earlier year and the defendants were found guilty at the Crown Court in the following year; or the defendants were found guilty of a different offence to that for which they were originally proceeded against.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(5) The number of offenders sentenced can differ from those found guilty as it may be the case that a defendant found guilty in a particular year, and committed for sentence at the Crown Court, may be sentenced in the following year.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>(6) The category Otherwise Dealt With (ODW) includes: one day in police cells; disqualification order; restraining order; confiscation order; travel restriction order; disqualification from driving; recommendation for deportation; and other miscellaneous disposals.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ref: PQ 226458</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders convicted of breaching a non-molestation order on one, two, or three or more occasions in each of the last five years for which data is available are provided in Table 4. These figures have been drawn from an extract of the Police National Computer (PNC) data held by the Department - they will differ from the figures taken from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) court proceedings database. The PNC holds details of all convictions and cautions given for recordable offences. Hence, police recorded crime and data court proceedings are not directly comparable.</p><p> </p><p>As with any large scale recording system the PNC is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing so data provided may be subject to revision.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Table 4 - Number of offenders breaching non-molestation orders, England and Wales<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number of non-molestation order breach offences<sup>2</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>12 months ending September<sup>3</sup></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3 or more</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1,854</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>1,847</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>1,960</p></td><td><p>224</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>220</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2,559</p></td><td><p>308</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Data Source</strong>: MoJs copy of the Police National Computer</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><sup>1.</sup> England and Wales includes all 43 police force areas and the British Transport Police</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>2.</sup> Where the primary offence on a given occasion was a non-molestation order breach offence.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><sup>3.</sup> The same offender may appear in multiple years.</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contribution by the hon. Member for North West Cambridgeshire of 18 March 2014, Official Report, column 625, what progress has been made by his Department's investigation into reasons for increases in the number of non-molestation orders issued by the English courts. more like this
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John Hemming more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Non-molestation orders are an important form of protection for those suffering or at risk of domestic violence. Legal aid funds applications, regardless of the applicant’s means. We accept current orders, or those made in the previous 24 months as the evidence required to access legal aid in private family law matters.</p><p> </p><p>The MoJ keeps the impacts of legal aid reforms under review. While it is true that the number of non-molestation orders applied for through the courts has increased since implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, published data does not support the position that this is due to such orders being a form of acceptable evidence of domestic violence required to access legal aid funding in private family law child or finance arrangement matters. We are confident that the court procedures for making non-molestation orders are sufficiently robust.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice has commissioned an extensive research programme to investigate individual behavioural responses following the legal aid reforms. This will provide robust findings on the prevalence of social and civil justice problems and the ways in which people resolve these problems both within and outside of the justice system. Findings from this programme are expected in Autumn 2015.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T14:27:05.48Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T14:27:05.48Z
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star this property hansard heading Non-molestation Orders remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the contribution by the hon. Member for North West Cambridgeshire of 18 March 2014, Official Report, column 625 and pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 217723, how many (a) ex-parte non-molestation orders were given to (i) women and (ii) men, (b) with notice non-molestation orders were given to (i) women and (ii) men, (c) non-molestation orders were applied for by each firm of solicitors, (d) non-molestation orders were given to (i) women and (ii) men by each judge, (e) ex-parte occupancy orders were given to (i) women and (ii) men, (f) with notice occupancy orders were given to (i) women and (ii) men, (g) occupancy orders were applied for by each firm of solicitors, (h) occupancy orders were given to (i) women and (ii) men by each judge in each quarter from the first quarter of 2011 to the third quarter of 2014 in courts in (A) Sussex and (B) the West Midlands. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
star this property answer text <p>Details of the gender of those receiving non molestation orders (ex-parte and with notice), and occupancy orders (ex-parte and with notice) since 2011 can only be obtained by manually checking every case file at disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p>Figures requested for non molestation and occupancy orders applied for by each firm of solicitors in courts in a) Sussex and b) West Midlands are available and provided as extracted from the central MoJ database on family cases, in the accompanying tables.</p><p> </p><p>Domestic violence and abuse is unacceptable and no one should have to experience it. It is right that the family court has the power to take swift action to protect families and children from domestic abuse. We are confident that the court procedures for making non-molestation orders are sufficiently robust and in each case the court will make a decision whether to make an order based on the circumstances of the case including the need to secure the health, safety and well-being of the applicant and of any relevant child.</p>
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star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property file name 224755 Domestic Violence applications.xls more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Non-molestation Orders remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria are used to determine when a non-molestation order is the appropriate course of action. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Halifax more like this
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Holly Lynch more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Determining when a molestation order is an appropriate course of action is a judicial decision. The court will consider the evidence before it and all the circumstances of each case in determining whether to make a non-molestation order and what duration and conditions to set out. The court also has the power to make a non-molestation order on its own initiative in any family proceedings if it considers it would be of benefit to any party or relevant child.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
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less than 2016-03-29T10:03:31.68Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-29T10:03:31.68Z
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star this property date less than 2016-03-18more like thismore than 2016-03-18
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provisions are in place to ensure that provision of court time for non-molestation orders between parents is dealt with as a matter of urgency. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Halifax more like this
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Holly Lynch more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The family court takes the issue of domestic violence extremely seriously and can list urgent applications for a non-molestation order for the same day.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-03-29T11:37:25.767Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-29T11:37:25.767Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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star this property hansard heading Non-molestation Orders remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of non-molestation orders were issued by (a) courts in England and (b) Horsham County Court in (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The table below sets out the numbers of non-molestation orders issued by courts in England and, specifically, by Horsham County Court in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Table 1. Number of domestic violence non-molestation orders issued in England and Horsham County Court</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>Horsham County Court</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>14-15</p></td><td><p>23,482</p></td><td><p>53</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>15-16</p></td><td><p>23,335</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16-17</p></td><td><p>23,724</p></td><td><p>87</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for (a) non-molestation orders and (b) ex parte non-molestation orders were (i) made and (ii) declined in each of the last five years. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Non-molestation orders are made by the court to protect individuals from the harm of domestic violence. They can, where necessary, extend to protect children.</p><p>Non-molestation applications are either made ‘without notice’ to the respondent, (formerly known as ex-parte applications) usually if the applicant is seeking immediate protection, or ‘on notice’ to the respondent.</p><p> </p><p>The number of applications for non-molestation orders made in each of the last five years, split into ‘without notice’ and ‘with notice’ applications, is shown in table 1. For the same period, and in the same way, table 2 lists the number of applications for non-molestation orders declined and table 3 lists the number of non-molestation orders made. The data covers <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England_and_Wales" target="_blank">England and Wales</a>.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="8"><p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Table 1: Applications for a Non-molestation order In England and Wales</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Without Notice Non- Molestation(Ex-parte)</p></td><td><p>On Notice Non-Molestation</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>15,347</p></td><td><p>3,011</p></td><td><p>18,358</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>13,737</p></td><td><p>2,398</p></td><td><p>16,135</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>14,125</p></td><td><p>2,163</p></td><td><p>16,288</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>16,610</p></td><td><p>2,139</p></td><td><p>18,749</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>17,227</p></td><td><p>2,240</p></td><td><p>19,467</p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>Table 2: Applications for a Non-molestation order declined In England and Wales</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Without Notice Non- Molestation(Ex-parte)</p></td><td><p>On Notice Non-Molestation</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>Table 3: Non-molestation orders made In England and Wales</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Without Notice Non- Molestation(Ex-parte)</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>On Notice Non-Molestation</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Total</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>12,564</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>8,630</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>21,194</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>11,484</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>8,072</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>19,556</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>11,543</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>7,862</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>19,405</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>13,622</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>8,661</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>22,283</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>13,867</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>10,132</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>23,999</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
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