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Courts: Closures

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts have closed since 1 January 2009; on what dates those court buildings were sold; and what the value was of each of those sales.

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

The sale of surplus buildings provides important funding for the programme of reform which is transforming our courts and tribunals. We make sure that the sale of former court buildings maximises the amount we can reinvest in modernisation.

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