HC Deb 09 April 1973 vol 854 c206W
31. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to ensure that in future sex cases tried by jury, at least one-third of the members of the jury are women.

Mr. Carlisle

No. The changes in jury qualifications made by the Criminal Justice Act 1972 should result in men and women being summoned in approximately equal numbers.