HMCTS publishes response to consultation on the future of courts and tribunals estate
Commenting on response, Justice Minister David Gauke says -
Our Reform Programme allows people to start to settle disputes away from the courtroom, while offering opportunities to improve our courts and tribunals.
With new technology and modern ways of working, we expect the number of people accessing our courts remotely to increase. We are reviewing the current estate to ensure it is fit for purpose.
This report makes sure that access to justice, value for money and efficiency are maintained in the long term and these principles will mean our justice system remains fit for the 21st century.
PCS have raised concerns about government response -