Courts Digitisation Programme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 9th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

Is not the truth that what is happening at the moment is a restriction on access to justice, because almost half the courts in the country have been closed? Will the Minister follow what the Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges has said, and put a moratorium on court closures until the digitisation programme—£200 million over budget, spending £70 million on consultants—is seen to work?