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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 Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 3:36 pm, 14th December 2010

There will be widespread concern about the closure of Harrow magistrates court, not least because it is fully utilised and we demonstrated in the consultation that it will cost money to close it rather than keeping it open. The alternative means transferring the work to areas that are impossible to reach by public transport, even in London. There will also be concern that the Minister refused to receive an all-party delegation from Harrow council and the bench, and I ask him to hear those people so they can put their arguments in person.

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Harrow Council for Justice (HCJ)
Posted on 15 Dec 2010 3:05 pm (Report this annotation)

It is very disappointing that local concerns regarding the closure of their magistrates court have been ignored. The HCJ has been encouraging people to exercise their rights to justice through the courts but this is not helped at all by moving away the first point of access to the judiciary! Very sad!

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