Courts: Opening Hours

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 18th May 2021.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby

What steps his Department is taking to increase the number of court sitting days.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

We have finalised increased sitting days in the coming financial year, with an increase to a record level in total across all jurisdictions.

This will maximise the system - we will run our Crown Courts to the fullest possible extent, with no limit on sitting days, using up every room and judge, alongside more days in Civil and Family Courts, and the Employment Tribunal.

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