§ 27. Mr. SWAN
asked the Home Secretary whether, although persons who have 2191 not pleaded guilty or admitted their guilt, may appeal to Quarter Sessions from the convictions of a Court of Summary Jurisdiction, they must enter into recognisance, with or without sureties, as the Court of Summary Jurisdiction may direct, or, if the Court think it expedient, deposit money, probably £30 to £50, with the Clerk of the Court for the payment of such costs as may be awarded by the Court of Sessions; can he state how many of the 246 appellants whose convictions were affirmed in the two years 1916 and 1917 paid the costs of the other side, and what was the total amount they paid; and can he also state how many of the 125 appellants who during the same period succeeded in getting their convictions quashed were paid their costs, and what was the total amount paid to them?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I am sorry that the information is not available, and that it cannot be obtained without a great expenditure of labour which I hardly think would be justified.