557. Costs.

557.     Costs.

There is no power to order that any party to proceedings1 before the Court Martial2 should pay costs save as provided for as follows. The Secretary of State3 is empowered by regulations to make provision empowering the Court Martial, in any case covered by the regulations, to make an order as to the payment of those costs4. Where at any time during proceedings before the Court Martial, the court is satisfied that costs have been incurred in respect of the proceedings by one of the parties as a result of an unnecessary or improper act