PLAID Cymru has branded the government callous and London-centric after it ruled out the possibility of bilingual juries for good."Callous"? An ever so slight touch of the hyperboles there and Mr Williams would do well to remember that "London-centric" government captured nearly four times as many seats in Wales as his own party.
Arfon MP Hywel Williams quizzed coalition over whether it would review Labour’s decision preventing Welsh speaking panels sitting for cases involving native Welsh speakers.
But Tory Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly said official figures showed that it would mean excluding most of the population from selection.William's answer to that is a strange one:
He told MPs: “According to 2001 census results 21% of people in Wales said they could speak Welsh. That would amount to the exclusion, in every case involving a bilingual jury, of about four fifths of the population of Wales.
"I believe juries should be selected randomly from the community and am not convinced that departing from that principle would be justified in this instance."
"The government's argument is that the introduction of a bilingual jury would remove the principle of random jury selection.That language is spoken by almost the entire population of Wales (and those that don't are entitled to a translator in court), Welsh is not.
"What they have ignored is that there is already a language requirement – to speak English – enshrined in law."
Having an English language requirement therefore guarantees the widest possible choice of jury selection, Welsh does not- a clear example of an open and shut case.