HC Deb 19 July 1995 vol 263 c1310W
Mr. Devlin

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will make a statement on the maximum time litigants should be expected to travel to a county court. [35110]

Mr. John M. Taylor

The question concerns a specific operational matter on which the chief executive of the Court Service is best placed to provide an answer and I have accordingly asked the chief executive to reply direct.

Letter from M. D. Huebner to Mr. Tim Devlin, dated 19 July 1995:

The Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, has asked me to reply to the above Question about the maximum travel times for litigants.There is no maximum time limit for how long litigants can be expected to travel to a county court. However, this is taken into account, along with a number of other factors, when consideration is given to where a court is best located. These factors include, for example, the availability of public transport, the level of workload likely to be generated in a particular location and the cost of providing appropriate facilities for court users.