HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 c673W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take steps to ensure that the abolition of a defendant's rights of peremptory challenge in jury trials will not in any way weaken the fairness of the jury system.

Mr. John Patten

We believe that abolition of peremptory challenge will increase the fairness of the jury system. We have no present plans for further changes, but we will of course keep the working of the system under review.

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