asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 3 July (HL6470), what was the total cost to central funds of all actions brought by the Vehicle Operations Services Agency where the agency has not succeeded in those actions.[HL6755]
The information requested is not available.
We do not charge to any prosecuting authority the sums awarded in costs from central funds to an acquitted defendant. However, the criminal court in which the proceedings have been brought does have the power to award costs against the parties in respect of unnecessary or improper acts or omissions.