HC Deb 12 February 2002 vol 380 c296W
Tony Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his policy is on trial by jury; and if he will make a statement. [32367]

Mr. Keith Bradley

The Government are committed to jury trial for those cases that warrant it. Sir Robin Auld's review of the criminal courts, the report of which was published last October, made a number of recommendations with major implications for trial by jury. The Government are considering the report and will announce their conclusions by way of a White Paper in the spring.