Courts: Closures

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 28th October 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, whether his Department has plans to close more (a) crown and (b) magistrates' courts.

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

HM Courts & Tribunals Service keeps its operational court estate under review to make sure that it aligns with a modernised service. There are currently no proposals to close further crown or magistrates’ courts beyond those already announced.

We have always been clear that our Reform Programme will result in the need for fewer court and tribunal buildings and that this will only happen when there is sound evidence that people are using them less.

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