HL Deb 22 April 1971 vol 317 c834

[No. 29]

Clause 40, page 28, line 4, leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert — (2) No judgment after verdict upon any indictment, or after verdict in any other trial by jury in any court, shall be stayed or reversed by reason —

  1. (a) that the provisions of this Act about the summoning or impanelling of purors, or the selection of jurors by ballot, have not been complied with, or
  2. (b) that a juror was not Minded in the relevant jurors' book or jury list, or
  3. (c) that any juror was misnamed or misdescribed, or
  4. (d) that any juror was unfit to serve.
(3) Subsection (2)(a) above shall not apply to any irregularity if objection is taken at, or as soon as practicable after, the time it occurs, and the irregularity is not corrected.

(3A) Nothing in subsection (2) above shall apply to any objection to a verdict on the ground of personation."


My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 29. This simply states in modern terms the relevant parts of Section 21 of the Criminal Law Act 1826, and is therefore a tidying-up Amendment.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.