HC Deb 16 January 1985 vol 71 c149W
Mr. Loyden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for the provision of a new magistrates' court building in Liverpool.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Responsibility for the provision of magistrates' courthouse accommodation rests in the first instance with the local authority in consultation with the magistrates' courts committee. In February 1983 Home Office approval was given to the city council's scheme for a new major courthouse complex to replace existing facilities in Liverpool with a view to an expected start in 1985. We have recently been informed by the council that it is unable to proceed with this scheme.