§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, as the Crown pays for the prosecution of prisoners, he will consider the question of providing for the defence of those who are unable through poverty to command legal assistance.
§ * MR. RITCHIE
The hon. Member is in error in supposing that it is the genera) practice in England for the Crown to pallor the prosecution of prisoners.