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Lindis Percy

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to public funds of the prosecution brought by the Attorney General against Lindis Percy for alleged trespass, which was dismissed by the District Judge at Bury Magistrates' Court on 5 April 2011.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Tankerness Lord Wallace of Tankerness Lords Spokesperson (Attorney General's Office), Lords Spokesperson (Wales Office), The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Scotland Office)

Lindis Percy was prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after consent had been given by the Attorney General's for the prosecution to take place. It is estimated that the prosecution's costs in this case will be in the region of £945. This figure relates to counsel advocacy costs and does not include staff or running costs, which are attributable to the operation of the CPS as a whole and cannot be assessed on an individual case basis.

It is not possible to provide a reliable estimate of the court costs for this case without incurring a disproportionate cost.

There were no costs incurred by the defence to public funds in this case.

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