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Courts: Colchester

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to his answer of 19 November 2007, Official Report, column 507W, on courts: Colchester, when in 2008 he expects the outline business case for a new courthouse at Colchester to be (a) completed and (b) submitted for approval; on what date he expects building work to (i) commence and (ii) be completed; and if he will make a statement. (177638)

The outline business case for the new courthouse in Colchester is planned to be (a) completed and (b) submitted for departmental approval during March 2008. Subject to departmental and HM Treasury approval and subsequent statutory approvals, it is planned for the building work to (i) commence during summer 2009 and, (ii) with a construction completion estimated to be summer 2011.