HC Deb 03 March 1938 vol 332 c1271
35. Captain Plugge

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider exempting from jury service small business men working on their own account, since such men have to suspend work during their jury service and thus receive no payment of any kind?

Sir S. Hoare

Legislation would be required to give effect to this suggestion, and I am not in a position to give any promise of legislation on this subject.