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V939 - Jury Service Bill 2016 Watch

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    B939 - Jury Service Bill 2016, The Hon. barnetlad MP
    Jury Service Bill 2016



    A BILL TO
    Extend Jury Service to include those between 70 and 75 years of age

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-


    1. The maximum age for serving on a Jury shall be raised from 70 years to 75 years of age.
    2. Those who reach their 75th birthday during a period of jury service shall continue until the period of jury service ends.
    3. It shall not be permissible to seek to postpone jury service so as to be over 75 years of age when a revised date is offered. The penalty for so doing shall be the same as for non-attendance or non-response to a jury summons.
    4. Local authorities responsible for electoral registers shall amend electoral registration forms to comply with the higher age.

    Title, Extent and Commencement of Bill
    5. This Bill shall be known as the Jury Service Bill 2016
    6. This Bill shall apply to England and Wales
    7. This Bill shall take effect from 1 April 2017.

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    The present maximum age for jury service is 70, and this Bill raises it by five years. Until the last Great Repeal Bill was passed by the House, TSR law had a jury service age up to 75 under Act B711. This Bill also includes a provision to deter postponement to take a person over 75 years of age.
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    RayApparently please change my Nay to an Aye.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    RayApparently please change my Nay to an Aye.
    I have removed one No vote and added one Aye.
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    Nay. The change to section 3 from the first reading (so as to not create a hard block on postponement for those approaching 75) was important, and the fact that this has not been changed means this Bill has a net negative effect.
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    Ayes to the right: 11
    Noes to the left: 22
    Abstain: 6

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