HC Deb 28 July 1967 vol 751 cc327-8W
Sir B. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further steps he proposes to take to ensure that the secrecy of the jury room is safeguarded.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

This is a difficult problem, which requires further study. I am therefore asking the Criminal Law Revision Committee to consider whether statutory provision should be made to protect the secrecy of the jury room; and in particular whether, and, if so, subject to what exemptions and qualifications, it should be an offence to seek information from a juror about a jury's deliberations or for a juror to disclose such information.