Courts: Closures

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of exiting leases, including dilapidation costs, as a result of the closure of (a) magistrate's courts, (b) county courts and (c) tribunal centres since 2010.

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

Cost of exiting leases for financial year 2015/16 to October 2018

County courts

£609,000

Magistrates' courts

£4,400

Tribunals

£1,389,633

Total

£2,003,033

Due to changes in finance systems, the information requested relating to lease exiting costs for the financial years 2010/11 to 2014/15 could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Lease dilapidations costs for financial year 2010/11 to October 2018

County courts

£1,717,401

Magistrates' courts

£244,698

Tribunals

£1,653,291

Total

£3,615,390

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