Members: Juries

Leader of the House written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Selection Committee

To ask the Leader of the House, what steps he has taken to establish a mechanism by which the Government takes responsibility for MPs' absence for jury service.

Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

The way in which individual Members of Parliament fulfill their responsibilities in Parliament is a matter for them, rather than the Government. There are established party processes in place for when a member is absent, such as pairing.

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