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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

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.

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Vera Baird (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs; Redcar, Labour)

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
2001 91
2002 105
2003 86
2004 91
2005 106
2006 101

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