HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 c852

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether the Crown will bear the expense of bringing Mr. Whitaker Wright to justice; and whether he will direct that the costs of the prosecution should be borne by the Crown rather than by the assets of the creditors.


As regards the first branch of the question, the Crown will bear all the expenses connected with extradition. As regards the second branch, the question of the ultimate incidence of the costs of the prosecution will receive full consideration, but it would not be proper at this stage to arrive at a decision upon it. The control of the proceedings will, of course, remain with the Official Receiver, who is prosecuting under the orders of the Court.