Criminal Justice Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 15th July 2003.

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Photo of Lord Davies of Coity Lord Davies of Coity Labour 5:15 pm, 15th July 2003

I understood the noble and learned Lord to say that he did not believe that a jury was a bulwark against the establishment. Let us assume that that is correct. Is it not also correct that the perception is very clear by the people of this country that if a judge makes the judgment, that is a judgment by the establishment, whereas if a judgment is made by a jury, it is not one made by the establishment?