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Jubilee Line: Case Review

Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Further to the Statement by the Attorney-General on 27 June (Official Report, 27/6/06; col. 1096) about the Jubilee Line case review, under what legal authority the jurors were interviewed by researchers. [HL6861]

The fact that the trial concluded without the jurors having commenced their deliberations made it possible lawfully to approach and interview them. The principle of the 1981 Act was observed in the agreed scope of the research and the way it was conducted. The jurors were not asked about opinions they might have been forming about whether they believed the evidence, whether the charges were proved, the likely guilt or otherwise of the defendants, or the content of their discussions with other jurors in the course of the trial.