Delyn MP David Hanson criticised the Coalition Government in Westminster’s decision to close Flint Magistrates Court.
In a statement this afternoon to Parliament the Conservative Justice Minister, Jonathan Djanogly MP announced the Court’s fate as part of a wider programme which will see the closure of 142 courts in England and Wales.
David Hanson said:
“I am deeply disappointed with the Government’s decision to close Flint Magistrates Court. Only last year I received written assurances from the Labour Government that there were no plans to close the Court.
“I always believed that there was a case for keeping Flint Magistrates Court open and I have been making strong representations to the Coalition Government in recent months.
“The Flint Courthouse has been an important and historic working body in the town and the Government’s decision today will lead to inconveniences for those that need to attend proceedings and will have a detrimental impact on the provisions of justice in Flint and the surrounding area.”