HC Deb 19 December 1963 vol 686 cc247-8W
56. 56. Sir W. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the burden placed on ratepayers when local police authorities are required to prosecute incases involving nation-wide criminal activities, he will introduce legislation requiring the costs of such cases to be met out of the Exchequer.

Mr. Brooke

While I appreciate that on occasion the costs of a particular prosecution may bear heavily on the local authority, I am not at present persuaded that the law requires amendment.

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