HC Deb 24 November 1909 vol 13 cc329-30W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he can state if the instructions to Crown Solicitors, in reference to ordering jurors to stand by in case of trials of prisoners in Ireland, are to the effect that jurors are not to be ordered to stand by except when they are engaged in the retail licensed trade or in retail business of any kind; and, if so, whether he can state how many of the 47 jurors ordered by the Crown Solicitor to stand by at the trial of the case of the King versus John L. Tease at the last Donegal summer assizes were publicans or retail traders?


No instructions have been given to the effect stated in the first paragraph of the question. It would not be in the public interest to state the grounds on which any of the jurors in this case were ordered to stand by.