The Gazette asked the Ministry of Justice under Freedom of Information laws how many times this had happened at Teesside County Court .
Their response was that there were 20 applications for these orders between January 2010 and September 2015 at the court on Russell Street in Middlesbrough.
A total of six were granted.
The exclusive data we have obtained doesn’t go into any more details about the individual cases, or exactly what the terms of the orders were.
However, in general, Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs) can do things like stopping people getting married against their will, stopping being taken abroad to marry and compelling people to hand in passports.