Aldous assured over future of Court

Waveney MP Peter Aldous has won reassurance from the Government that no further closures of magistrates courts are planned.

Speaking in Tuesday’s Justice Question in the House of Commons Mr Aldous, who has been campaigning to save Lowestoft’s Courts, asked for reassurance from the Minister, Jonathan Djanogly that there would be no further rationalization of the Courts network.

The Minister confirmed that no further rationalization is planned.

Commenting Mr Aldous said:
“I am pleased to receive this reassurance from the Minister as the Court provides important services to local, often vulnerable people, who would otherwise have to travel to Norwich for the services they require.”

Peter Aldous (Waveney) (Con): Does the Minister agree that justice is best dispensed through a network of local courts, such as that at Lowestoft in my constituency? Will he provide an assurance that, following the recent round of closures, there are no plans for further rationalisation and that every effort will be made to sustain the existing network of magistrates courts?

Mr Djanogly: I believe that justice is best dispensed through a network of courts that is efficient and well-utilised, and that provides the facilities that are expected of a modern courts system, particularly for victims and witnesses. I confirm that there are no current plans for further rationalisation.

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