HC Deb 30 July 1913 vol 56 cc547-8W

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that the rule as to costs in cases between the Crown and a subject, quoted in the recent case of Vaithanatha Pillai v. The King-Emperor, before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, has the effect of making it difficult, if not impossible, for

a poor man in India to appeal against a criminal conviction; and, if so, whether he will advise that the rule should be so amended as to make it possible for other than rich men to appeal?


I am unable to add to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on Wednesday last. The matter is one for my Noble Friend the Secretary of State for India to consider.