Prosecutions: Greater London

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the public purse of transferring young offender cases from Camberwell Green Magistrates Court to Bromley Magistrates Court.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

HM Courts & Tribunals Service officials will monitor the operational effect of the transfer of young offender cases from Camberwell Green Magistrates Court to Bromley Magistrates’ Court.

The assessment made in the response to the consultation published on 8 February 2017 was that the closure would provide a saving to the public purse. Consolidating workload into Bromley Magistrates’ Court and Croydon Magistrates’ Court will result in efficiency gains by improving the utilisation of the London region’s court estate, and reducing the cost of the estate by removing the annual running costs of maintaining a separate building. The receipts from the sale of the building will be reinvested into the transformation of HM Courts & Tribunals Service to modernise courts and tribunals.

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