§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Attorney-General if charges were reinstituted after being thrown out in the magistrates' courts in the cases of Regina v. Jackson, Stevens, Lewis and Jones heard at the Central Criminal Court in October 1975; what were the final charges on which the defendants were acquitted; and what was the cost of the case to public funds.
§ The Attorney-General
No charges were reinstated after being dismissed by the magistrates. Jackson, Stevens and Lewis were acquitted on one charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Information about the cost of the case to public funds is not available and could not be ascertained without disproportionate cost to public funds.