HC Deb 30 June 1909 vol 7 c374

asked what was the amount of the county contribution towards the costs of the prosecution numbered 421, in which the persons charged are described as——, and three others, referred to on page 43 of the Return recently issued by order of the House, under the Prosecution of Offences Acts, 1879 , 1884, and 1908; and whether, in arriving at the cost to the Treasury, any item has been included to cover the services of the Treasury solicitor, his clerks, and officials?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Gladstone)

I beg to answer this question on behalf of my hon. Friend. Nothing has been received by the Director of Public Prosecutions by way of contribution from any local funds, but the allowances for witnesses for attending the magisterial inquiry in the case referred to amounted to £227 17s. 3d., and were paid out of the City funds. This figure is not included in the Return, as it was not a payment made by the director. Neither in this nor-in any other case in the Return is any item of cost charged for the services of the Director of Public Prosecutions or his staff, who are paid by salary.