SCHEDULE 2Abolition of magistrates' courts committees: transfers

Part 3Miscellaneous and supplementary

Continuing provision of court-houses, accommodation etc.

16(1)The Lord Chancellor may by regulations provide that any petty sessional court-house or other accommodation specified in the regulations which immediately before the abolition day was being provided by—

(a)the council of an outer London borough, or

(b)the Common Council of the City of London,

pursuant to regulations made under paragraph 35 of Schedule 14 to the Access to Justice Act 1999 shall on and after that day be provided by that council to the Lord Chancellor for the performance of his functions under section 3.

(2)Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) may—

(a)prescribe terms and conditions, including conditions as to payment, on which any court-house or other accommodation is to be provided, and

(b)prohibit a council providing a court-house or other accommodation under sub-paragraph (1) from altering or extending it without the consent of the Lord Chancellor.


17It is the duty of each magistrates' courts committee, and each person falling within paragraph 1(2) to provide the Lord Chancellor with such information or assistance as he may reasonably require for the purposes of, or in connection with—

(a)the exercise of any powers exercisable by him in relation to a property transfer scheme, or

(b)Part 2 of this Schedule.