HC Deb 13 December 1960 vol 632 c35W
84. Mr. C. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the last three occasions on which a court, under Section 28 of the Criminal Law Act, 1826, ordered payment of compensation to those who had been active in the apprehension of offenders; and what was the amount so awarded in each case.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Any payments ordered by a court under this provision are made by the sheriff of the county, who later recovers the amount paid from the Treasury. The last three payments made by the Treasury were in respect of orders made in April, 1949, under which two men received £5 each; in February, 1959, under which two men received £10 each, and in January, 1959, under which one man received £5. All these orders were made by the Central Criminal Court.