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POISONS ACT 1971 - SECT 65

Costs of analysis or examination

(1)  Where the prosecutor, in proceedings under this Act, has caused the substance or plant to which the proceedings relate to be analysed or examined by an analyst, the court may, in case of a conviction, assess the reasonable expense of and attending the analysis or examination and award it against the defendant as part of the costs of the prosecutor.
(2)  In addition to the costs (if any) under subsection (1) , the court may assess and award against the defendant –
(a) as part of the costs of the prosecutor, the expenses incurred by the prosecutor while engaged in travelling to and attending the trial, including the proportionate part of his salary while so engaged; and
(b) where the Government Analyst or a member of his staff has given evidence at the trial, such costs in respect of his attendance as the court may determine.



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