§ CAPTAIN BAGOT (Westmoreland, Kendal)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of of the decision given by the Divisional Court in the case of the Attorney General v. Beech, he proposes that the expenses of an appeal from that judgment should be met by the Treasury, or whether he intends to propose to Parliament a modification of the law?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir MICHAEL HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
When the Treasury undertook to pay the costs of this case in the Divisional Court it was on a distinct understanding with the parties that if the Crown were successful, and they took the case to the Appeal Court, they should do so at their own expense. The Crown has been successful, and no reason has so far been shown to me for departing from the arrangement originally made.