HC Deb 07 December 1961 vol 650 c183W
58. Mr. Loveys

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take steps to make alterations in the qualifications required for jury service so as to ensure that all jurors are capable of fulfilling their responsibilities.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I can hold out no prospect of early legislation on this matter. Any proposal for testing the mental capacity of prospective jurors would raise difficult problems.