HC Deb 14 July 1982 vol 27 c394W
44. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the information sent to him by the hon. Member for Newham, North-West relating to the circumstances in which Mr. John Luck, a man with 15 convictions, was able to sit as a jurer in three Crown court cases, twice as foreman of the jury, and in the light of other cases of convicted persons sitting on juries, he now has proposals to change the law on this matter.

Mr. Raison

If the circumstances of the case to which the hon. Member refers are as reported, criminal offences may have been committed under the existing law. We understand that the police are investigating this case. It is still our intention at the earliest suitable legislative opportunity to widen the ambit of jury disqualification so as to ensure that those convicted of imprisonable offences do not sit on juries.