Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|23 May 2018, 4:09 p.m.||Courts: Closures||Holly Lynch|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many courts have been closed and replaced with remote video technology since 2015.
Answer (Lucy Frazer)
No courts have been closed and replaced with remote video technology since 2015.
To enhance access to justice, remote video links have been established as part of six court closures since 2015, with a further two video links to be in place by the end of the year. Remote video technology provides additional support to vulnerable and intimidated witnesses, including defence witnesses who may give evidence via a live video link from a location away from a court environment.