§ 42. Mr. T. SMITH (for Mr. DOBBIE)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the expense to which persons charged with offences and acquitted are put in providing for their defence, he will consider amending the legislation concerning costs in criminal causes so that a judge or magistrate shall be directed to award costs to persons who have been charged and acquitted by the court or magistrate?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)
I do not see my way to propose legislation for this purpose.