Juries

Justice written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Secretary of State (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) trials have been adjourned as a result of jury intimidation and (b) re-trials have been ordered in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Her Majesty's Courts Service does not record any data centrally on the number of re-trials ordered as a result of a trial being adjourned for jury intimidation. This could be obtained only by the inspection of individual case files which would incur a disproportionate cost.

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