HC Deb 11 November 1966 vol 735 cc376-7W
Mr. Hale

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many of the ten trials before a jury at assizes and the Central Criminal Court in 1965 in which the jury disagreed the case proceeded to rehearing; and in how many of such cases there was a further disagreement, a finding of guilty, or a finding of not guilty.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The ten cases in which the jury disagreed, in the sample of 536 trials to which I referred in answer to my hon. Friend's Question on 25th October, were all retried. The retrials resulted in six findings of guilt and three acquittals; and in one case the jury again disagreed and the accused was discharged.—[Vol 734, c.156.]