Magistrates' Courts: Sales:Written question - 142383

Q
Asked by Philip Davies
(Shipley)
Asked on: 09 May 2018
Ministry of Justice
Magistrates' Courts: Sales
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the sale price was of each magistrates' court building sold in the last two years; and for how long each such building was not in use for court business prior to being sold.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 17 May 2018

In the last two financial years (2016-17 and 2017-18) the following magistrates’ courts were closed, with information provided on the closure date, the sale or transfer date and the capital receipt received.

Courts Sold

2016/17*

Sale receipt

Date closed**

Date sold

Bridgend Law Courts

375,000

29/07/2016

10/03/2017

Carmarthen Magistrates’ & Crown Court

223,004

27/05/2016

30/11/2016

East Berkshire (Bracknell) Magistrates’ Court

1,000,001

14/10/2014

20/06/2016

Feltham Magistrates’ Court

2,150,000

30/09/2016

10/03/2017

Frome Magistrates’ Court

397,666

01/04/2011

10/08/2016

Grantham Magistrates’ Court

560,000

30/06/2016

06/01/2017

Pontypridd Magistrates’ Court

350,000

29/07/2016

24/03/2017

Sherborne Magistrates’ Court

250,000

01/10/2012

08/02/2017

Spalding Magistrates’ Court

270,430

25/11/2014

20/12/2016

Totnes Magistrates’ Court

237,000

01/04/2011

23/09/2016

Weston Super Mare Magistrates’ Court

116,078

01/05/2012

10/08/2016

Pontefract Magistrates’ Court

205,000

22/03/2013

06/06/2016

Bridgewater Magistrates’ Court

167,652

30/03/2012

10/08/2016

2017/18

Cirencester Magistrates’ Court

450,000

01/04/2011

07/09/2017

Dorking Magistrates’ Court

2,125,000

01/03/2010

11/08/2017

Greenwich Magistrates’ Court

12,005,000

27/05/2016

23/08/2017

Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court

43,000,000

31/12/2017

19/12/2017

Holyhead Magistrates’ Court

112,500

28/04/2017

13/10/2017

Richmond Upon Thames Magistrates’ Court

9,838,000

18/03/2016

16/08/2017

Solihull Magistrates’ Court

4,312,000

31/03/2016

26/05/2017

Waltham Forest Magistrates’ Court

3,471,040

30/03/2016

07/08/2017

Chester-Le-St Magistrates’ Court

100,000

22/09/2016

18/08/2017

Tottenham (Enfield) Magistrates’ Court

4,570,000

10/02/2017

26/05/2017

Dolgellau Magistrates’ Court

67,509

25/08/2016

20/11/2017

Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court

445,000

30/05/2016

23/03/2018

Towcester Magistrates’ Court

50,000

01/04/2011

22/02/2018

Transfers To Education Skills Funding Agency

2017/18

Transfer Receipt

Date Closed

Date Transferred

Redhill Magistrates’ Court

6,550,000

31/03/2017

01/11/17

Transfers To Homes England (Formerly Homes & Communities Agency)

2016/17

Transfer Receipt

Date Closed

Date Transferred

Consett Magistrates' Court

225,000

29/07/2016

31/10/2016

Dartford Magistrates' Court

1,000,000

03/05/2016

31/10/2016

Halifax Magistrates' Court

550,000

30/09/2016

31/10/2016

North Avon (Yate) Magistrates' Court

1,350,000

30/09/2016

31/10/2016

Ormskirk Magistrates' Court

250,000

28/06/2016

31/10/2016

Skegness Magistrates' Court

150,000

30/09/2016

31/10/2016

Trafford Magistrates' & Altrincham County Court

3,235,000

30/06/2016

31/10/2016

West Berkshire (Newbury) Magistrates' Court

1,000,000

24/06/2016

31/10/2016

Worksop Magistrates' Court

115,000

31/03/2016

31/10/2016

Corby Magistrates' Court

140,000

01/07/2016

27/03/2017

Fareham Magistrates' Court

1,150,000

30/09/2016

27/03/2017

Kettering Magistrates' Court

187,500

30/06/2016

27/03/2017

Rotherham Magistrates' & County Court

1

30/09/2016

27/03/2017

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' & Crown Court

1,050,000

07/10/2016

28/03/2017

Lowestoft Magistrates' & County Court

150,000

30/09/2016

28/03/2017

Sandwell Magistrates' Court

530,000

30/09/2016

28/03/2017

Wakefield & Pontefract Magistrates' Court

360,000

26/09/2016

28/03/2017

Burton upon Trent Magistrates' Court

240,000

30/09/2016

29/03/2017

Macclesfield Magistrates' Court

385,000

30/09/2016

29/03/2017

Hinckley Magistrates' Court

800,000

31/07/2016

30/03/2017

Oldham Magistrates' Court

650,000

30/09/2016

30/03/2017

2017/18

Bicester Magistrates' Court

1,270,000

19/05/2017

07/08/2017

Dover Magistrates' Court

350,000

26/05/2017

09/08/2017

Stafford Magistrates' Court

435,000

28/04/2017

07/092017

Bury Magistrates' & County Court

400,000

09/06/2017

26/10/2017

Eastbourne Magistrates' & County Court

805,000

29/09/2017

31/10/2017

Kendal Magistrates' Court

720,000

30/06/2017

02/11/2017

HM Courts & Tribunals Service will seek to obtain the best possible value from the sale of surplus court and tribunal buildings and conduct sales as expediently as possible. For some locations, disposals have been taken longer due to legal restrictions on disposal and development, co-location with other public services and market conditions. * Financial year figures relate to the date on which the court is sold.

** A court is considered closed when it has been operationally exited, or when services are no longer delivered from the site. In many cases fully exiting a site will take longer.

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