§ 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.