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, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 131222 on Courts: Closures, which courts closed since 2010 have yet to be sold; and what the annual maintenance costs have been of each of those court premises.

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

Of the courts that have closed since 2010, the following have yet to be sold or disposed of, with annual maintenance costs since their closure set out below:

Court

2018/19*

2017/18

2016/17

2015/16

Abergavenny Magistrates’ Court

3,232

6,315

6,007

1,907

Alton Magistrates’ Court

3,073

6,273

5,963

575

Birmingham Youth Court

15,295

6,359

-

-

Brecon Magistrates’ Court

-

10,567

2,697

-

Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court

-

5,454

12,189

-

Chichester Magistrates’ Court

2,970

8,247

-

-

Chippenham Magistrates’ Court

10,684

6,267

-

-

Lyndhurst Magistrates’ Court

1,821

3,254

2,673

556

Oswestry Magistrates’ Court

2,320

29,603

3,235

1,012

Runcorn Magistrates’ Court

-

270

-

-

Sheffield Employment Tribunal

3,909

4,203

-

-

Southampton Combined Court

10,750

12,551

6,099

-

Telford County Court

10,418

11,378

-

-

Torquay Magistrates’ Court

4,232

-

-

-

*to Oct 18

Information relating to annual maintenance costs for the period prior to the 2015/16 financial year could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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