HC Deb 29 November 1972 vol 847 cc172-3W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has for improving petty sessions court accommodation.

Mr. Peter Mills

Financial provision has been made in the 1972–75 court-house building programme for the following major schemesBanbridge—Work is in progress on a reconstruction scheme. The estimated date of completion is late 1974. Lisburn and Newtonabbey—Planning of new court-houses is in an advanced stage. Work is expected to start on both in 1973. Enniskillen—The site for a new court-house is under consideration. A scheme for temporary accommodation is nearing completion. Craigavon—A site for a new court-house is under consideration. Belfast—Consideration is being given as to how additional court accommodation for the Belfast magistrates' courts can be provided. In addition, the opportunity is being taken to carry out improvements to Government-owned court-houses which have recently been damaged by bombs.