§ MR. MACVEAGH
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the prosecutions arising out of the stabbing of Nationalists near Banbridge, county Down, whether the Crown intends, at the forthcoming trial, to exercise its power to order jurors who hold the same political opinions as the accused to stand aside, as in other parts of Ireland.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The Crown does not exercise, and will not exercise, its 1343 power to order jurors to stand aside on account of their political opinions, but solely because it is believed that if sworn they would not act impartially. That rule will be followed in the case mentioned.
§ MR. KILBRIDE
When I was tried I saw a marked jury panel under which all my political opponents were to be allowed to go on the jury while my political friends were to be ordered to stand aside.