HC Deb 20 February 1896 vol 37 c708

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware the jurors of the county Wicklow have protested strongly against the practice of holding the Leinster Winter Assizes in Wicklow, a practice which entails great hardship, especially on the humbler class of jurors; and, what steps he will take to remove the grievance?


I understand that the Grand Jury at the late Winter Assizes protested on behalf of Petty Jurors against the alleged continued loss and inconvenience caused to the latter by the holding of these Assizes at Wicklow. In the interval between now and the next Winter Assizes the Government will consider whether, having regard to the interests of justice and the due administration of the law, any steps can be taken to relieve the jurors for a time from the duty they have so often and satisfactorily discharged.