HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 c2247

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state whether the rules at present in force for the guidance of Crown solicitors in Ireland in relation to the impanelling of jurors in criminal trials are in any respect different from the rules that were in operation prior to the year 1906; if so, will he state to what extent the latter were amended; and will he explain why the practice of ordering numbers of jurors to stand by without cause assigned in several cases tried at the late Winter Assizes was as freely resorted to as in former years.

(Answered by Mr. Cherry.) The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. For an Answer to the latter part of the Question, I beg to refer the hon. Member to the very full Answer which I gave to three Questions on the same subject put by the hon. Member for North Sligo to me on the 14th instant.