HC Deb 19 March 1976 vol 907 c646W
Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many defendants were sent to prison in each of the last five years for nonpayment of prosecution costs by (a) the Crown Court and (b) magistrates' courts.

Dr. Summerskill

Provisional figures indicate that in 1975 one defendant was sent to prison for non-payment of prosecution costs by a magistrates' court and none by the Crown Court. I regret that information for previous years is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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