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Official Secrets Act (Prosecutions)

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the estimated cost of all prosecutions undertaken under the provisions of the Official Secrets Act during the last 10 years; and how much of that cost was not recovered from convicted defendants.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the cost of the various prosecutions under the Official Secrets Acts for the longest and most convenient period.

This information is not available, and an estimate could be attempted only at disproportionate cost.