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Prosecution (Costs)

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will remit the sum of £2,326 8s. 2d., due to the Treasury from Northampton Corporation in respect of the irrecoverable part of the costs of the Treasury incurred in the prosecution of a resident in north Buckinghamshire, named Sorel, in respect of tax frauds committed in north Buckinghamshire.

No. This was a criminal prosecution. Section 1 of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act, 1952, provides that the costs in such cases may be paid from local funds and the Assize Judge made an order accordingly.