HC Deb 30 November 1967 vol 755 c149W
38. Mr. Silvester

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will now make a statement concerning what further guidance he intends to give to the courts on the award of costs to acquitted persons.

Mr. Callaghan

Courts already have guidance as to the considerations which they should take into account in deciding whether to award such costs. The question which I am now considering, in the light of consultations which are not yet completed, is whether any further guidance is desirable as to the basis on which the costs should be assessed.

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