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HM Courts and Tribunals Service

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much HM Courts and Tribunals Service has received for the sale of the court estate.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Minister of State (London)

Since the start of the reform programme in 2015/16, approximately £130m has been raised from the sales of surplus buildings. We are reinvesting every penny into modernising the justice system to provide swifter and easier access to justice for all.

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. Courts that have closed were either underused, dilapidated or too close to one another.

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