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Juries: Welsh Language

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice which (a) persons and (b) institutions have been consulted on the consultation paper The Use of Bilingual (English and Welsh Speaking) Jurors in certain Criminal Trials in Wales. (140483)

Copies of the consultation paper were sent to the following:

Association of Chief Police Officers

Council of Her Majesty’s Circuit Judges

Criminal Bar Association

Crown Prosecution Service

Cymdeithas yr laith Gymraeg (Welsh Language Society)

Department for Constitutional Affairs

Electoral Commission

General Council of the Bar

Justice

Law Society of England and Wales

Liberty

Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Lord Chancellor’s Standing Committee for the Welsh Language

Police Federation of England and Wales

Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales

Wales and Chester Circuit of the Bar

Wales Criminal Law Association

Welsh Assembly Government

Welsh Language Board

Whitehall Prosecutors Group

Victim Support

The consultation paper was also placed on the Home Office website and comments invited from the general public.

The following individuals and organisations responded to the consultation:

Council of Her Majesty’s Circuit Judges

Criminal Bar Association

Crown Prosecution Service

Cymdeithas yr laith Gymraeg (Welsh Language Society)

Electoral Commission

Heini Gruffudd

Hon. Mr. Justice Roderick Evans

HH Judge John Rogers QC

HH Judge Dafydd Hughes

HH Judge Merfyn Hughes QC

HH Judge Philip Richards

HH Judge Roger Dutton

HH Dewi Watkin Powell

Dr. Catrin Fflur Huws

Law Society’s Wales Committee

Lord Chancellor’s Standing Committee for the Welsh Language

Mr. Gwynedd Parry

Plaid Cymru

SOLACE Wales (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers)

Standing Committee for Legal Wales

Wales and Chester Circuit of the Bar

Welsh Assembly Government

Welsh Language Board

Whitehall Prosecutors Group