HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 c234W
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.