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Lord Falconer’s Supreme Court At A Supreme Cost

by | 15th, June 2007

lord-falconer.jpg THE Government’s plans to set up a new US-style Supreme Court is set to cost over £100million.

Lord Falconer has revealed that the bill for converting the Middlesex Guildhall into the new all-powerful court will top £63million; the cost of furnishing the new courts with top-grade furniture, a vast library and computer equipment will add an extra £20million on the cost.

Additionally, the lower courts, currently based in central London, will move to Isleworth in the west of the capital, at a further cost of over £18million.

The court, which will be the highest in the land, is due to open in 2009.

However, many critics, including Tory Shadow Constitutional Affairs Secretary Oliver Heald, are not happy. Says he: “The Supreme Court will

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