§ Lord Simon of Glaisdale
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 16 September (WA 202), whether they will now answer the questions:
- (a) who are the present occupants of the Middlesex Guildhall;
- (b) where they will be relocated if the premises are required for a Supreme Court;
- (c) what is the estimated inclusive cost of such relocation; and
- (d) what is the estimated cost of converting the Middlesex Guildhall for a Supreme Court (excluding the estimated cost of the library).
§ The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)
Middlesex Guildhall is presently occupied by the staff (Court Service) and judiciary of the Crown Court. As regards relocation and costs, I refer the noble and learned Lord to Baroness Ashton's previous Answer given on 23 September 2004 (HL4195). When an announcement on the building is made, further information on costs will be provided.