Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (155)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

155. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the possible legislative changes to jury composition here in view of the Law Reform Commission's Report on jury service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21619/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy may be aware, I have welcomed the Law Reform Commission's recently published report on Jury Service which includes an examination of the law concerning how individuals are selected for jury service and follows on from the Commission's 2010 Consultation Paper. The Report contains 56 recommendations covering a broad range of issues relating to jury service together with a draft bill which will be fully considered in my Department. A number of the recommendations have cost implications which will require careful evaluation in the current economic climate.