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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Witnesses' Expenses.

Thursday, 26 May 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 222 No. 15

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Mr. Ryan: Information on Richie Ryan Zoom on Richie Ryan asked the Minister for Finance the amount paid in each of the last five years by way of witnesses' expenses in Garda prosecutions.

Minister for Finance (Mr. J. Lynch): Information on John Lynch Zoom on John Lynch The expenditure incurred from the Vote for Law Charges on witnesses' expenses relates not alone to prosecutions by the Garda Síochána but also to prosecutions at the suit of the Attorney General. It also covers payments to witnesses in certain civil cases and some minor miscellaneous charges. It is not possible readily to segregate the total amounts spent as between these different categories.

The expenditure thus incurred during each of the five years concerned has been as follows:

1961-62 16,651
1962-63 17,144
1963-64 24,878
1964-65 21,454
1965-66 26,427

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