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The Modern Scottish Jury in Criminal Trials


Introduction: how to respond to this consultation

This consultation is intended to help the Government formulate proposals for improvements to the operation of juries in Scottish criminal trials.

The consultation will run from 18 September to 11 December 2008. Annex C to this consultation contains the respondent information form that you should return with your response. Please send your responses to:

The Modern Scottish Jury in Criminal Trials
Criminal Procedure Division
Criminal Justice Directorate
Room GW.14
Scottish Government
Regent Road

Tel: 0131 244 2103
Fax: 0131 244 2623

We are happy to receive replies by email or in hard copy.

For additional hard copies of the consultation paper and response proforma please contact us at the above address. Electronic copies of these documents are also available at:

All responses, other than those where the respondent specifically asks for confidentiality, will be available for public inspection. Respondents are asked to clarify on their response form whether or not they wish their response to remain confidential. An independent analysis of responses will be commissioned and the report of that analysis will also be published on the Scottish Government website.