Dáil Éireann - Volume 6 - 27 February, 1924
JURIES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 1923—FIRST STAGE.
MINISTER for HOME AFFAIRS (Mr. Kevin O'Higgins) Kevin O'Higgins
MINISTER for HOME AFFAIRS (Mr. Kevin O'Higgins): I ask leave to have this Bill printed and circulated to members. It is an economy Measure really, and, to some extent, the matter with which it deals has been dealt with in anticipation by departmental action, and the legalising and validating of that action will be covered by the Bill. I do not think it necessary, at this stage, to explain the measure at length. It provides a more economical method of adding to the electors lists a jurors column showing whether each elector is an ordinary juror, a special juror, or not a juror at all. If the considerable sum that could be saved by that process was to be saved this year, it was necessary to anticipate by departmental action the provisions of this Bill, and I think when the Bill is in the hands of Deputies it will be found to meet with general agreement. Some other matters of minor importance are dealt with in the Bill, but it is not attempted at  present, and will not be attempted until after the passing of the Courts of Justice Bill, to introduce a comprehensive measure dealing with the Jury system generally.
Question put and agreed to.
Second Stage ordered for Wednesday, March 5th.
Dáil Éireann 6 JURIES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 1923—FIRST STAGE.