HC Deb 14 April 1948 vol 449 cc1123-4

Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 69. (King's Recommendation signified.)

[Mr. HUBERT BEAUMONT in the Chair]

Resolved: That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to abolish penal servitude, hard labour, prison divisions and sentence of whipping, to amend the law relating to the probation of offenders, and otherwise to reform existing methods and provide new methods of dealing with offenders and persons liable to imprisonment, and for purposes connected therewith, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament—

  1. (a) of any increase in the sums so payable under Section four of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act, 1908, which is attribut- 1124 able to any provisions of the said Act of the present Session whereby persons charged with indictable offences who are acquitted or discharged, or whose appeal against conviction is allowed by the Court of Criminal Appeal or in whose favour an appeal to the House of Lords under Subsection (6) of Section one of the Criminal Appeal Act, 1907, is determined, may receive out of local funds costs incurred in the conduct of their defence or on appeal;
  2. (b) of any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in the conduct of research into the causes of delinquency and the treatment of offenders and matters connected therewith, and of such sums as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, direct to be paid towards the expenditure of any body or person approved by the Secretary of State in the conduct of such research."—[Mr. Ede.]

Resolution to be reported Tomorrow.