Magistrates' Courts: Northamptonshire

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Conservative, Corby

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the running costs by expenditure item were for (a) Corby, (b) Kettering (c) Wellingborough and (d) Northampton magistrates' Courts.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The running costs for each of these courts are provided below:

Corby Magistrates' Court (2 court rooms) Operating costs 2014/15

Name

Value

Rates (Estate)

£11,809

Service Charges (Estate) [1]

-£39,376

Security

£18,235

Building Maintenance

£15,981

Management (Estate)

£8,037

Cleaning

£4,154

Utility - Electricity

£4,085

Printing

£2,250

Grounds Maintenance

£1,379

Telephone

£1,186

Waste Disposal

£243

Utility - Gas

£215

Waste & Refuse Removal

-£30

Total

£28,168

Kettering Magistrates' Court (2 court rooms) Operating costs 2014/15

Name

Value

Rates (Estate)

£18,798

Service Charges (Estate)

£4,148

Security

£33,383

Building Maintenance

£7,979

Management (Estate)

£7,465

Cleaning

£5,315

Grounds Maintenance

£1,690

Telephony

£1,119

Printing

£444

Waste Disposal

£286

Health & Safety - Personal Equipment

£53

Stationery & Office Supplies

£49

Total

£80,729

Wellingborough Magistrates' Court (3 court rooms) Operating costs 2014/15

Name

Value

Rates (Estate)

£13,962

Service Charges (Estate)

-£9,593

Security

£16,296

Building Maintenance

£14,020

Management (Estate)

£9,423

Cleaning

£6,618

Grounds Maintenance

£1,573

Telephony

£812

Waste Disposal

£718

Equipment Maintenance

£240

Information Communication Technology (ICT) - Other

£216

Printing

£193

Telecomms - Charges/Rental - mobile

£2

Total

£54,480

Northampton Magistrates' Court (6 court rooms) Operating costs 2014/15

Name

Value

Service Charges (Estate)

£80,500

Rates (Estate)

£31,812

Security

£73,671

Building Maintenance

£22,582

Management (Estate)

£12,898

Cleaning

£11,483

Estate Surveying

£7,577

Equipment Maintenance

£3,628

Telephony

£3,374

Printing

£1,241

Information Communication Technology (ICT) - Other

£792

Pest and Vermin

£714

Conveyancing

£570

Utility - Electricity

£352

Design/Print/Reprographic Services

£339

Catering-Office Drinking Water

£333

Waste Disposal

£245

Telecomms - Charges/Rental-non mobile

£166

Telecomms - Charges/Rental - mobile

£2

Total

£252,279

Negative figures shown in the above tables are a result of rebates.

The following costs collectively cover Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Northampton magistrates’ courts. No staff are permanently allocated to these sites and as staff and judiciary are shared across these sites the staffing and judicial costs are accounted for centrally. The shared costs of these were:

Shared costs for Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby, Northampton magistrates’ courts – 2014/15

Name

Value

Staffing costs

£1,244,106

Judicial costs

£123,865

DX post

£3,136

Manual Payments (Ex gratia)

£60

Total

£1,371,167

[1] Figure includes a released excess accrual of - £54,959 that had accumulated from 2010.

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