He said: "The investigation into Abu Hamza's assets to support the granting of an RDCO continues.
"In order not to prejudice our application for an RDCO, we cannot go into further details of our investigation.
He said: "The investigation into Abu Hamza's assets by the LSC's Special Investigations Unit to support the granting of an RDCO continues.
"If an RDCO is imposed it will ensure that Abu Hamza pays some, if not all, of the legal costs for his defence against the terrorism charges."
Previously, defendants who were granted, and in receipt of Criminal Legal Aid, made no financial contribution; except a very low percentage who were subject to a Recovery of Defence Cost Order (RDCO
) following the completion of Criminal Proceedings.Upon applying for Legal Aid defendants are now means tested to assess their ability to pay.
They include: Reducing courts discretion over Recovery of Defence Costs (RDCO
).RDCO orders will be made against every defendant who is convicted.
$317,969 is proposed by the RDCO
board to upgrade and provide a backup centrifuge at the regional facility, which treats septic tank waste; $150,000 for a regional household travel survey and analysis; and $38,000 to review and update the regional air quality management plan.