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Jury Selection

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria apply to the selection of jury members; and if he will make a statement. (323385)

Jury members are selected at random. Anyone registered as an elector and aged 18 to 69 who has been ordinarily resident in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for any period of at least five years is qualified to serve. That is subject to two categories of disqualified people: certain people suffering from mental disorder and those on bail or who have received certain prison or community sentences.