HC Deb 06 December 1911 vol 32 cc1402-3

asked the Home Secretary whether he is now able to make any announcement with regard to the appointment of a committee to report on the jury system?


Yes, Sir; the Committee have been appointed to-day, and an announcement will appear in the newspapers to-morrow morning. I may tell my hon. Friend at once that Lord Mersey has consented to be chairman of the Committee, and the names of the other members in alphabetical order are:—

  • Mr. Ernley Blackwell, C.B., Assistant Under-Secretary of State.
  • Mr. Tufnell Burchell, Acting Under-Sheriff for the county of London.
  • The hon. Member for Southern Carnarvon (Mr. Ellis W. Davies).
  • The hon. Member for Eastbourne (Mr. Rupert Gwynne).
  • Mr. English Harrison, K.C., Chairman of the General Council of the Bar.
  • The Right Hon. Henry Hobhouse.
  • His Honour Judge Parry, and
  • The hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr. Philip Snowden).