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Crown Court Defendants (Costs)

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many defendants at the Crown court were acquitted and awarded costs during the 12 months from 1st July 1973, and from 1st July 1974 to the latest available date.

In the period 1st July 1973 to 30th June 1974, 120; and in the period 1st July 1974 to 31st December 1974, 78.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many defendants at the Crown court who were acquitted during the 12 months from 1st July 1973 to the latest available date applied for their costs to be paid but were refused.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many defendants at the Crown court who were acquitted during the 12 months from 1st July 1973 to the latest available date; what was the average amount ordered to be paid; and, in the case of those dealt with by way of fine, in how many cases the amount ordered the amount of the fine imposed.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many defendants were imprisoned for non-payment of prosecution costs during the year 1974 by the Crown court and by magistrates' courts, respectively.