HC Deb 28 February 1972 vol 832 c42W
Mr. Merlyn Rees

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that only a small proportion of the eligible women is marked on the electoral roll for jury service; and what steps he proposes to take in this matter.

Mr. Carlisle

I am aware of doubt as to the interpretation of Section 1 of the Juries Act, 1825, which in general governs liability for jury service. The matter now falls to be considered in the light of the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on Jury Service, which examined this provision.