In the Media

Supreme court plan is put on ice for ten years

PUBLISHED May 17, 2004

Flagship plans for a new supreme court are to be put into 'cold storage' for up to ten years after the failure of efforts to find a suitable site.

In a move which removes a main plank of the Government's legal reforms, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, the Lord Chancellor, will amend the Constitutional Reform Bill to say that the new court will not come into being until a building is ready.