§ Major GLYN
asked the Attorney-General what has been the cost to the Government of the recent action by the Law Officers against the promoters of the New Golden Ballot; and whether, after the failure of the first charge made, the second charge was considered and approved by the Home Office or the Director of Public Prosecutions?
§ Mr. SHORTT
The total charge upon public funds is approximately £92. Summonses were issued at the outset by the Director of Public Prosecutions under the Lottery Act of 1823 and the Betting Act of 1853, but the defendants elected to be tried by Jury upon the latter charge. There is no ground for the suggestion that a second charge was preferred after the first charge had failed.