HC Deb 09 May 2002 vol 385 c401 8.23 pm
Mr. George Osborne (Tatton)

I wish to present to the House a petition to save local justice in my county, organised by the Knutsford Guardian and many local shops, restaurants and businesses and signed by 2,603 local people in just a couple of weeks. The petition states: The petition of the residents of Knutsford and the surrounding area declares that they wholly reject the plans to close Knutsford Crown Court and believe closure of the historic building will make the criminal justice system more remote from local people. The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Lord Chancellor to intervene on the petitioners' behalf and block the planned closure of Knutsford Crown Court. And the petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.

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