§ Mr. SOARES (Devonshire, Barnstaple)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Homo Department whether he is aware that jurors are summoned from Ilfracombe to serve on the assizes held at Exeter, and that the expenses which they are forced to incur in the matter of travelling and hotel expenses are considerable; and whether, by legislation or otherwise, anything can be done to relieve men in poor circumstances of this burden.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) Juries for the assizes are summoned from 1370 different parts of the county for which the assizes are held. I fear I cannot undertake to propose legislation to provide for the payment from public funds of the expenses that jurors may have to incur in obeying summonses.