§ MR. BRADLAUGH
I beg to ask the Attorney General if he can now say whether, in the case of the conviction for common assault at Dewsbury, on 9th June, the prosecution was against a man arrested by the police on the charge of indecently assaulting two mill girls; whether the girls were directed by the police to pay, and did pay, in addition to the Magistrates Clerk's fees of 17s., a further sum of 5s. for the attendance of a witness; whether, in proceedings for such offences, the law provides for compensation to prosecutors; and whether there is any enactment making prosecutors in such a case liable for Justice Clerk's fees and compensation to witnesses?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
I must ask that the question be deferred until Monday.