Juries

Justice written question – answered on 25th March 2010.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), - Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government 25th March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, columns 932-34W, on juries, how many people were (a) required and (b) summoned for jury service in each year from 1990 to 2000; and how many of those summoned (i) were disqualified and (ii) refused to undertake jury service for each reason in each such year.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice 25th March 2010

The information requested from 1990-2000 for how many people were required for jury service, summoned for jury service, were disqualified and those who refused to undertake jury service are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. This is because the summoning process was undertaken and the records were held manually at each Crown court in England and Wales.

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