Courts: Repairs and Maintenance

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment his Department has made of the number of courts that require repair work.

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

Holding answer received on 22 January 2019

All court and tribunal buildings require routine maintenance to resolve issues that arise, and to keep them operational. Since 2015/16, as at January 2019 we have invested approximately £123m on capital maintenance to improve our estate.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service has undertaken a programme of surveys over the last 12 months to identify the capital maintenance repairs required at courts and tribunals across the UK.

A rolling programme of repairs and investment is in place to deal with the areas of highest maintenance priority and in December 2018, it was announced an extra £15 million was being set aside this year for security and maintenance work.

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