HL Deb 21 October 1980 vol 413 cc1885-6

[The references are to Bill [69] as first printed for the Commons]

1 Clause 1, page 2, line 42, after 'ineligible' insert 'or not qualified'.


My Lords, this amendment ensures that the validity of a jury's verdict cannot be challenged on the grounds that one of the jurors was not qualified in terms of Clause 1(1). It therefore applies the same provisions in relation to persons who are not qualified as are secured in Clause 1(4) for ineligible and disqualified persons. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendment.—(The Earl of Mansfield.)