§ MR. DAVID THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the remarks made by Mr. Justice Hawkins in the course of the hearing of a case at the Central Criminal Court, on the anomalous state of the Law in relation to the detention of juries; and, whether he is prepared to take steps to remedy it?
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
Yes, Sir; I have seen a report of the Judge's remarks. The point appears to me to be one which is well worthy of attention, but the Government are not prepared to deal with it in the present Session.