The Law Gazette report:

The Ministry of Justice has yet to sell 44 vacated court buildings, at a cost of millions of pounds to the taxpayer.

A freedom of information request has disclosed that the MoJ continues to struggle to sell many of the 142 buildings that were earmarked for closure in December 2010.

The disclosure comes amid speculation that the department is planning to announce dozens more closures later this year.

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