Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Costs in Cases of Certiorari and Mandamus.

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asked the Minister for Finance the amounts paid in legal costs and expenses where the Attorney General was ordered to pay costs in cases in which he was a party moving for orders of certiorari and mandamus, in resisting orders of prohibition, and in prosecuting in cases stated in each of the years 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, and in 1961 to the latest available date.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it in the Official Report.

The following is the statement:

Year

Amount

£

s.

d.

1957

26

5

0

1958

333

9

7

1959

17

17

0

1960

1,579

1

5

1961

173

10

10

Note.—The figures relate to payments made within the years in question and are not necessarily in respect of cases decided in those years.