Coroners (Amendment) Act, 1927

Failure of jury to agree.

7.—(1) If a jury at a coroner's inquest fail to agree on a verdict and the minority consists of not more than two, the coroner may accept the verdict of the majority, who shall in that case subscribe their names to the inquisition found upon such inquest.

(2) In any other case of disagreement the coroner shall discharge the jury and issue his precept for summoning another jury, and thereupon the inquest shall proceed in all respects as if the proceedings which terminated in the disagreement had not taken place, except that it shall not be obligatory on the coroner to view the body again.