HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 c1289

9.45 p.m.

Mr. Ede

I beg to move, in page 24, line 35, at the end, to insert: (3) The Costs in Criminal Cases Act, 1908, shall apply in relation to any duly qualified medical practitioner who gives evidence for the purposes of this Section as it applies to a person called to give evidence at the instance of the court for the purpose of the hearing of a charge for an indictable offence. The purpose of the Amendment is to make similar provision as regards the payments of witnesses' allowances to the medical practitioners who give evidence under Clause 22 in a case where the offence is not indictable as is made Older Clause 24, (6), as that Clause has been amended on Report. Clause 22, as it stands, does not make any provision for the payment of witnesses' allowances to medical practitioners in such a case, and it is highly desirable that there should be power to make such payment.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

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