69 Costs
69 Costs

(1)     The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c 23) is amended as follows.

(2)     In section 16(4A) (defence costs on an appeal under section 9(11) of Criminal Justice Act 1987 may be met out of central funds) after “hearings)” there is inserted “or under Part 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003”.

(3)     In section 18 (award of costs against accused) after subsection (2) there is inserted—

“(2A)     Where the Court of Appeal reverses or varies a ruling on an appeal under Part 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, it may make such order as to the costs to be paid by the accused, to such person as may be named in the order, as it considers just and reasonable.”