§ MR. J. H. C. HOZIER (Lanark, S.)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether it is the case that Officers of Yeomanry Regiments are exempt from serving on juries in England, but are not exempt in Scotland; and, if so, whether the exemption can be extended to Scotland?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
The reply to the first part of my hon. Friend's Question is that Yeomanry Officers on full pay in England are exempt from serving on juries, and in Scotland are not exempt. The reply to the second part of the Question is that the exemption rests on a statute applying to England only, and could not be extended to Scotland without new legislation.