Statement on the courts service

15 December 2010

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Jonathan Djanogly, made a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 14 December, announcing the Government’s response to its consultation on Her Majesty’s Courts Service estate

The Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Kenneth Clarke, made a written ministerial statement on 23 June 2010 announcing consultations on proposals to close magistrate and county courts. The Ministry of Justice website provides a list of courts covered by the consultations.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements usually relate to matters of policy or government actions.

At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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