HC Deb 29 April 1969 vol 782 c211W
Mr. Ridley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to enable those prosecuted by the Director of Public Prosecutions and proved innocent to recover all their costs from the State.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

The law already enables the courts to order the prosecution to pay the costs of an acquitted defendant. My right hon. Friend does not have fresh legislation in mind on this point.