HC Deb 04 March 1920 vol 126 c683W

asked the Home Secretary when it is proposed to summon women jurors; and whether they will be empanelled for any special cases?


In boroughs where the panel of jurors is drawn from the burgess list women whose names appear on those lists are now qualified and liable to be summoned to serve on juries in the same way as men. Elsewhere the jury lists which are made this year for every parish will include women and will come into force next year, and women whose names appear on those lists will then be liable to service on juries. As regards the latter part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the terms of Section (1), proviso (b), of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act.