§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he can state the average relative cost of prosecutions at Winter Assizes in England, as compared with prosecutions at the other Assizes?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I regret to say that I am unable to give the hon. Member the information he asks for. I am informed by the Examiner of Criminal Law Accounts that the compilation of such a Return would entail much labour, and occupy a considerable time, and he cannot undertake it without great inconvenience to his existing staff.