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|22 May 2018, 4:57 p.m.||Holly Lynch MP (Labour - Halifax)||Holly Lynch MP (Labour - Halifax)|
Question to the Ministry of Justice
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential additional financial costs on police forces in areas where the local court has recently closed.
Answer (Lucy Frazer)
Whilst the Secretary of State for Justice has not specifically discussed with the Home Secretary the potential additional financial costs on police forces in areas where the local court has recently closed, HM Courts and Tribunal Service conducts public consultations when court closures are proposed. These consultations invite views from any affected police forces, and local Police and Crime Commissioners. The Secretary of State takes into account the responses received before deciding how to proceed.