HC Deb 29 June 1979 vol 969 cc340-1W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is prepared to take to ensure that juries in Scottish courts are given adequate facilities for meals and if necessary overnight accommodation during the course of their deliberations; and whether he is prepared to introduce the necessary legislation to repeal the Act of 1587 which confines a jury to one place while considering its verdict.

Mr. Rifkind

My right hon. Friend is considering amending legislation.