HC Deb 08 May 2001 vol 368 c53W
40. Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what recent assessment she has made of the case for parallel juries to facilitate research into the reasons behind juries' verdicts. [159329]

Jane Kennedy

There has been no recent assessment of the case for parallel juries. Research into the reasons behind jury verdicts is restricted by section 8 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981.