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Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 21 November 2023.

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Photo of Andy Carter Andy Carter Conservative, Warrington South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve the court estate.

Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The condition of the court estate matters – for the standing of the justice system in our society, but also for all court users, including the victims and witnesses who rely on the courts to see justice done.

We have significantly increased the budget to maintain the court and tribunal estate. The £220m two-year settlement is already enabling major estates projects to be planned with certainty and efficiency.

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