HC Deb 12 May 1873 vol 215 c1788

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he would explain why in the accounts of the Treasurer of the County of Lancaster for the cost of Criminal Prosecutions for the half-year ending dune 30th, 1872, the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury have allowed the sum of 6d. only for the second class railway fare of witnesses from Manchester to Stockport, whereas the railway fare charged by the Railway Company and allowed by the Taxing Officer is 9d.?


Sir, The Manchester Railway Guide shows the second-class fare, to which ordinary witnesses are entitled, to be 6d. from Manchester to Stockport. The first-class fare is 9d, but only professional witnesses can claim first-class fare under the scale fixed by the Secretary of State.