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Magistrates Courts: East Sussex

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs which magistrates courts in East Sussex (a) closed and (b) opened in each year since 1997. (125452)

Up until 1 April 2005 magistrates courts were the responsibility of locally managed magistrates courts committees who were not required by statute to inform the Department of any magistrates court closures unless they were subject to an appeal under Section 56 (3) of the Justices of the Peace Act 1997 (now repealed).

There have been no magistrates court closures or openings that the Department has been notified of since 1997 in East Sussex.