HC Deb 28 April 1913 vol 52 c810W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury the amount paid out of public funds, in addition to salary, to each Law Officer of the Crown in England and Ireland in the financial year 1912–13, and the titles of the cases in respect of which those extra fees were paid?


The fees were as follows:—

England— £
Attorney-General 9,764
Solicitor-General 6,415
Ireland— £
Attorney-General 1,272
Solicitor-General 1,156

I do not think I could give a list of all the cases for which fees were paid, but the most important were the "Titanic" Inquiry, the "Hawke" and "Olympic" case, the Peerage cases, the Gibson Bowles case, the Seddon case, the prosecution of Mrs. Pankhurst, and others, and the matter of the Eagle Public-house v. Truman, Hanbury and Co. and the Inland Revenue.