Proposal on the provision of court services in Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria
Status: Closed - with response
Open date: 23 June 2010
Close date: 15 September 2010
Responses published: 14 December 2010
A consultation on the provision of court services in Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria.
A total of 98 responses were received from a wide range of interested parties including Bench Chairmen, town and parish councils, solicitors, individuals and others. The responses have been fully analysed against the principles of the court estate strategy along with impact assessments, equality impact assessments and any further data collected as part of the consultation process.
The initial proposal was to close seven magistrates’ courts and two county courts in the HMCS Cleveland Durham and Northumbria area. Following the consultation, the Lord Chancellor’s decision is to close the seven magistrates’ courts and two county courts in the original proposal to achieve more efficient service delivery in this area.
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