HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 cc162-3W
Mr. Sims

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total expenditure on the maintenance and extension of existing magistrates' courts houses and on the building of new magistrates' courts houses for each of the last five years.

Mr. John

The annual total expenditure on the building of new magistrates' court houses and the adaptation, including extension, of existing buildings was:

£ million
1971–72 5.0
1972–73 7.0
1973–74 9.0
1974–75 9.7
1975–76 10.5

These figures include the cost of purchases of land. Expenditure on maintenance is not recorded separately from other current expenditure and could not be ascertained without disproportionate cost.