Courts and Tribunals: Closures

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish a list of the courts and tribunals, including the postcode locations, that have closed between 2010-11 and the most recent financial year for which figures are available.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Details of court and tribunal buildings closed between 2010-11 to 2016-17 was published in answer to Parliamentary Question 147811.

The requested information for 2017-18 onwards is provided below

Court and tribunal buildings closed during 2017-18 financial year

Postcode

Aylesbury Crown Court

HP20 1XD

Barnsley Wellington House

S70 1WA

Bicester Magistrates' Court

OX26 2NZ

Birmingham AIT (Sheldon Court)

B4 6DS

Birmingham Magistrates' Youth Court

B4 6BJ

Bolton Magistrates' Court

BL1 1UA

Bow County Court

E15 4EG

Bristol Vintry House

BS1 2BP

Bury Magistrates' & County Court

BL9 0HX

Caernarfon Civil and Family Court

LL55 2Df

Cheltenham Rivershill House - Cheltenham Tribunal

GL50 3EX

Chichester Magistrates' Court

PO19 1YE

Derby Derwent Court

DE1 1SG

Dover Magistrates' Court

CT16 1BS

East Parade - Sheffield Tribunal

S1 2ET

Eastbourne Magistrates' & County Court

BN21 4UN

Hammersmith Magistrates' Court

W6 8DN

Holyhead Magistrates' Court

LL65 1HG

Kendal Magistrates' & County Court

LA9 4NF

Kettering County Court

NN16 0BE

Lambeth County Court

SE11 4DZ

Lancaster County Court

LA1 1JW

Llangefni Civil and Family Court

LL77 7EN

Oldham County Court

OL1 1NL

Stafford Magistrates' Court

ST16 3DW

Stoke-on-Trent Tribunal Hearing Centre (Bennett House)

ST1 2QB

Sunderland AS Hylton Park

SR5 3HD

Telford County Court

TF3 4JP

Torquay Magistrates' Court

TQ1 4BP

Watford Magistrates' Court

WD17 1ST

Woolwich County Court

SE18 6JW

Court and tribunal buildings closed during 2018-2019 financial year

Postcode

Banbury Magistrates’ and County Court

OX16 2AW

Chichester Combined Court

PO19 1SX

Chippenham Magistrates' & Civil Court

SN15 3BF

Chorley Magistrates’ Court

PR7 1RZ

Maidenhead Magistrates’ Court

SL6 8PB

Shrewsbury Crown Court

SY2 6LU

Sunderland County Court

SR1 1RB

Court and tribunal buildings closed between 1 April and 30 September 2019

Postcode

Colchester County Court

CO3 3EG

Fleetwood Magistrates’ Court (sitting as a Family Hearing Centre)

FY7 6HJ

Harlow Magistrates' Court

CM20 1JA

Northallerton Magistrates' Court

DL7 8QZ

Southend County Court

SS1 2AW

The closure of any court is not taken lightly – it only happens following full public consultation and when communities have reasonable access to alternative courts.

We are reinvesting every penny raised from selling these underused buildings into modernising the justice system to provide swifter and easier access to justice for all.

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