Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Habeas Corpus Application: Costs.

15.

asked the Minister for Finance the amount of costs paid in cases where the Attorney General was either unsuccessful in resisting applications for habeas corpus in each of the years 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 and in 1961 to the latest available date, or where the Attorney General was ordered to pay costs in such cases, and the total amount paid by way of legal fees and other costs and expenses in respect of such cases in each of these years.

The information available is in the form of a tabular statement which, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to circulate in the Official Report.

The following is the statement:

Year

Costs

Legal fees

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

1957

250

16

2

36

15

0

1958

Nil

Nil

1959

Nil

Nil

1960

576

10

6

1,226

3

0

1961

242

13

0

Nil

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