Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Law for each year between 2018 and 2022 (a) what is the number of cases in which the accused or their defence counsel have sought costs orders against the Public Prosecutor; (b) how many of such orders are granted by the Courts; and (c) what are the maximum and median quantum of costs ordered against the Public Prosecutor respectively.
Mr K Shanmugam: Such matters relate to orders made within the context of Court proceedings and are not specifically tracked. The Courts decide on such matters, based on established principles.
Ministry of Law
30 November 2022