To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many HM Courts and Tribunal Service buildings, including Court and Tribunal buildings have been operated in Merseyside in each year between 2010 and 2018.
Number of operational court and tribunal buildings in Merseyside, position at the end of the financial year
* In 2015/16 Liverpool Magistrates’ Court (Dale street) was integrated into the Liverpool Single Centre for Crime QEII building. While this resulted in a building closure, the court was relocated nearby in Liverpool rather than closed. The decision to close a court is never taken lightly. For each court closure, we conducted a public consultation exercise and considered the responses we received very carefully. The Lord Chancellor has only agreed to close courts when satisfied that effective access to justice would be maintained.