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Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 13th February 2006.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the proposal put forward by HM Court Service to merge the three local justice areas of Chorley, Ormskirk and South Ribble.

Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Minister of State (Department of Constitutional Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The proposed alteration of the Chorley, Ormskirk and South Ribble Local Justice Areas is presently subject to the formal consultation procedures contained in section 8 of the Courts Act, 2003. The consultation period expires on 3 February 2006 and the Area Director for HMCS, Lancashire will consider the responses, prepare a summary of same and determine whether to submit a formal proposal to the Lord Chancellor. The outcome of this process will be published in due course.

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