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Trial Costs (Non-Payment)

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether records are now kept of the number of defendants in criminal proceedings in England and Wales who are imprisoned for non-payment of costs and of the periods of imprisonment involved; and, if not, whether he will give instructions for such records to be kept in future.

Such records are kept where the non-payment of the costs was the only reason for the defendant's reception in prison.