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Magistrates Courts

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

25. To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the funding of magistrates courts. (125137)

The Department has received its settlement from the Treasury in December for comprehensive spending review period (CSR07) covering financial years 2008-09 to 2010-11. The funding for financial tear 2007-08 for the magistrates courts will be in context of the Department's commitment to ensuring an efficient modern service and protecting front line operations. The same principle should apply to the CSR07 period.