The statistics relate to injunctions dealt within any civil proceedings in the High Court or Court of Appeal in London where the court considers an application for an injunction prohibiting the publication of private or confidential information, the continuation of such an injunction, or an appeal against the grant or refusal of such an injunction. The statistics do not cover injunctions arising from proceedings dealing with family issues, immigration or asylum issues, to proceedings which raise issues of national security, nor to most proceedings dealing with intellectual property and employment issues. They are produced in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
During the period July to December 2013, the fifth period for which these statistics have been collected (see Explanatory notes):
- There was one proceeding in which the High Court in London considered an application for a new interim injunction prohibiting the publication of private or confidential information.
- There was one proceeding in which the High Court considered whether to continue or amend an interim injunction.
- There were no proceedings in which the High Court considered whether to issue a final permanent injunction.
- Also no proceedings in the Court of Appeal were heard for an appeal against a grant or refusal of an interim or final injunction.
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Ministry of Justice: Secretary of State, Ministers of State, Permanent Secretary, Director General - Justice Policy Group, Director - Law and Rights Policy, Head of Legal Policy, Senior Legal Policy Manager, Director - Analytical Services, Head of HM Court & Tribunals Service Performance Analysis and Reporting, Head of Criminal Law Policy, Assistant Director - Civil and Family Law, special advisers and the relevant press officers