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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts that closed since 2010 have yet to be sold; and what the costs to the public purse have been of each of those court premises since the they were closed.
The table below provides courts that are closed but not disposed of and the holding costs since the court closed. Holding costs include utilities, rates, maintenance and security.
Banbury - Magistrates
Birmingham (Youth Court) - Magistrates
Chichester Combined Court (Southgate)
Chichester - Magistrates
Chorley - Magistrates
Maidenhead - Magistrates
Fleetwood - Magistrates
Harlow - Magistrates
Hartlepool - Magistrates
Runcorn - Magistrates
Scunthorpe - Magistrates
Scunthorpe - Magistrates Offices
Southampton Combined (Western Range)
Sunderland - County
Telford - County
Torquay – Magistrates
Since 2015/16 HMCTS has raised approximately £129m from the sale of surplus buildings to reinvest in the wider reform programme
The decision to close any court is not taken lightly – it only happens following full public consultation and only when effective access to justice can be maintained. Courts that have closed were either underused, dilapidated or too close to one another.