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Jury Service (Elected Representatives)

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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asked the Home Secretary whether representations have been made to him in connection with the advisability of extending exemptions from jury service provided for in the Juries Acts, 1825 to 1922, and so amending the provisions as to extend their application to members of county and district councils in addition to members of councils of municipal boroughs, and so as to provide exemption for all such persons from service on all juries either in or beyond the county in which is situate the administrative county, borough, or district for which such person is an elected representative; and, if so, what action the Government propose to take in the matter?

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave to a similar question by the hon. and gallant Member for the Maldon Division (Lieut.-Colonel Ruggles-Brise) on the 6th instant.