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Criminal Justice Act 1987

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8(1)The Attorney General may, with the approval of the Treasury, by regulations make such provision as he considers appropriate in relation to—

(a)the fees of counsel briefed to appear on behalf of the Serious Fraud Office in any criminal proceedings; and

(b)the costs and expenses of witnesses attending to give evidence at the instance of the Serious Fraud Office and, subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, to any other person who in the opinion of that Office necessarily attends for the purpose of the case otherwise than to give evidence.

(2)The power conferred on the Attorney General by sub-paragraph (1)(b) above only relates to the costs and expenses of an interpreter if he is required because of the lack of English of a person attending to give evidence at the instance of the Serious Fraud Office.

(3)The regulations may, in particular—

(a)prescribe scales or rates of fees, costs or expenses; and

(b)specify conditions for the payment of fees, costs or expenses.

(4)Regulations made under sub-paragraph (1)(b) above may provide that scales or rates of costs and expenses shall be determined by the Attorney General with the consent of the Treasury.

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