HC Deb 02 April 1987 vol 113 c592W
37. Mr. Amess

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement regarding the building of a new courthouse in Basildon.

Mr. Mellor

The provision of the new magistrates' courthouse is essentially the responsibility of Essex county council, in consultation with the magistrates' courts committee. We have recently set a cost limit for the scheme which will allow Essex county council to proceed to tender stage without further reference to the Home Office.

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