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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts: Suffolk remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of court closures in (a) Bury St Edmunds and (b) Lowestoft on access to justice in Suffolk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 186295 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In deciding that the underused magistrates’ courts in Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft should close, the Lord Chancellor was satisfied that effective access to justice would be maintained in Suffolk with an alternative provision arrangement in place in Bury St Edmunds. This continues to be our assessment now that the courts have closed.</p><p> </p><p>The alternative provision allows non-imprisonable magistrates’ cases and family proceedings to continue to be heard in the Bury St Edmunds County Court and Tribunal building (Triton House) and videoconferencing facilities are also available for the use of parties in criminal proceedings.</p><p> </p><p>The workload of Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court not suitable for the alternative provision facility has primarily moved to Ipswich, with some work heard in Norwich. Family hearings can also be accommodated at Cambridge Magistrates’ and Family Court.</p><p> </p><p>The workload of Lowestoft Magistrates’ Court, County Court and Family Court has been relocated to Ipswich, Great Yarmouth and Norwich.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T14:50:13.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:50:13.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this