§ MR. LEES KNOWLES (Salford, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide for the exemption from service on juries of certificated managers and under-managers in cases in which daily personal supervision of mines is required under Section 21 of the Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1887?
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
I have considered this question, but do not think there are sufficient reasons for proposing an amendment of the Juries Act. It is possible that some difficulty might be caused in cases where the certificated manager is not assisted by an under-manager in the supervision of the mine. In such cases an application should be made to the judge to excuse the manager's attendance on the ground that daily supervision on his part is a statutory duty.