HC Deb 11 July 1917 vol 95 cc1923-4

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that successful defenders in milk prosecutions in England may receive expenses against the prosecutor, while this is incompetent to successful defenders in Scotland; and, if so, whether he will take steps to assimilate the law in Scotland to that of England?


The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative; to the second in the negative. I do not think there are any special circumstances which would justify in the case of the prosecutions in question an exception to the general principle in Scotland that expenses are not awarded against a prosecutor representing the public interest.