§ 30. Mr. HAILWOOD
asked the Attorney-General whether he will take steps to amend the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, 1919, so as to exempt nuns and other congregations of women living in religious communities from liability to service on juries, seeing that the Schedule to the Juries Act of 1870 exempts peers, Members of Parliament, judges, clergymen, priests, and other men from such service?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The claim of nuns to be exempted from jury service should, in my opinion, be given favourable consideration whenever there is time for legislation on the subject, but I am afraid I do not see my way to introduce a Bill for that purpose at present.