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Fining Of Jurors For Non-Attendance

Volume 889: debated on Monday 7 April 1975

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I beg to move Amendment No. 10, in page 31, line 32, leave out at sittings of the High Court'.

I suggest that it will be convenient to take at the same time Government Amendment No. 11.

These two amendments correct the misplacing in the clause of the phrase

"at sittings of the High Court".
Under the Jurors Act 1587, a ripe old Act, persons cited to attend as jurors in the sheriff court as well as the High Court may be fined if they fail to attend. Subsection (1) of Clause 99 is accordingly incorrect in so far as it suggests otherwise. Remission of any such fine in accordance with Schedule 2 to the Bill is competent, however, only where the fine has been imposed in the High Court, under the Act of Adjournal 1925.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 11, in page 31, line 34, after 'section', insert

'at a sitting of the High Court'.—[ The Lord Advocate.]

Clause 99, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 100 to 150 ordered to stand part of the Bill.