Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Home Department written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has met to investigate specific cases in each year since it was established.

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holding answer 9 October 2008

No figures are available on how many times the tribunal has met in each of the years requested. However, the following table shows the number of applications it has received and investigations concluded for each of those years.

Period Applications received Investigations concluded
2 October-31 December 2001 102 71
1 January-31 December 2002 130 95
1 January-31 December 2003 109 100
1 January-31 December 2004 90 115
1 January-31 December 2005 80 93
1 January-31 December 2006 86 81
1 January-31 December 2007 66 83

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