§ Ms. Clare Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to establish a compensation scheme for defendants who are remanded in custody and subsequently acquitted.
§ Mr. Mellor
The question in what cases compensation should be paid out of public funds to defendants acquitted at trial is within the scope of the current review of arrangements for compensation in this field. My right hon. and learned Friend hopes to be in a position to announce our conclusions later this year.