Written Question on Courts: Closures

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Date Title Questioner
21 May 2018, 4:02 p.m. Courts: Closures Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of victims and suspects travelling on the same bus or train to court in areas where the local court has closed; and if he will make a statement.

Answer (Lucy Frazer)

The possibility of parties to a case travelling to court by the same form of public transport is one that exists prior to a court closure.

If a party to a case believes that they will travel to court on the same bus or train as another party and is concerned for their safety, the court may consider applications to be represented at court by other means.


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