§ The Attorney-General
Yes. It is proposed that Truro should be a first tier centre, as is Bodmin at present.
§ Sir George Young
I have been asked to reply.
Studies have shown that it would not be possible to refurnish the existing Crown courts to meet current requirements. The Shire hall is a listed building of granite construction on an island site, containing only two court rooms, and expansion is not practicable. The current requirement is for three court rooms, with adequate accommodation and separate circulation for judges, jurors, defendents and public. In view of the Lord Chancellor's decision to move the Crown courts to Truro, it is unnecessary to update the estimate for refurbishing the Bodmin courts.