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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at 3:36 pm on 14th December 2010.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member) 3:36 pm, 14th December 2010

On 16 November, one Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Justice told me in a parliamentary answer that it would be highly desirable if more work that was currently done by Crown courts were carried out by magistrates courts. He agreed that there was waste in the Crown courts. On the same day, the other Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Justice told me that following the closure of magistrates courts, the same amount and the same type of work would be done by the other magistrates courts. Which is right?

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