HC Deb 24 April 1876 vol 228 cc1576-7

asked Mr. Attorney General, If he can devise some means whereby, when there are no prisoners for trial at Quarter Sessions, as was the case at the City Sessions at Winchester this month, the mayor may counter-order the summonses to jurymen to prevent their being called away from their avocations for no purpose?


in reply, said, the occurrence of the circumstance mentioned in the Question of the hon. and gallant Member was very rare, and he could not devise any means of accomplishing the object, except by resorting to legislation; and he did not think it was a matter on which it was necessary to legislate.