HC Deb 18 March 1976 vol 907 cc612-3W
Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any progress has been made in obtaining information as to the numbers of acquitted defendants in criminal proceedings who were awarded costs; and if he will publish such information as he has collected.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

Possible methods of collecting further statistics about costs are still being considered, but it is already clear that the production of such statistics would be expensive.

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