§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average cost of a prosecution(a) in the magistrates courts, (b) in the youth court and (c) in the Crown court.
§ Mr. Maclean
Comparative information on the costs of proceedings for either way offences in the magistrates and Crown court was included in "Costs of the Criminal Justice Systems 1992", published in December 1992 under section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991. No separate data are available in respect of the youth court.