Looks like my worst fears realised:
[SECOND READING, CRIME and COURTS BILL, RIP county courts...]
Mr Jack Straw (Blackburn) (Lab) On the reform of the courts, I welcome the unification of the county courts, which makes complete sense.
Mrs May: Yes, we will do everything we can to improve efficiency in the system and we will look at the whole of issue of individual county courts versus a national county court system, as it were. This is part of the Bill. My hon. Friend makes a valuable point about the personalities of county courts.