HC Deb 27 October 1999 vol 336 c928W
Mr. Field

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what the intended use is for the funds raised from new witness summons fee of £30. [95531]

Jane Kennedy

The fee is intended to recover the cost associated with the service for which the fee is paid. This includes not only the work involved with the issue of the witness summons but also the extra time at the trial likely to result from the witness giving evidence.