§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what provisions are made for jury counselling at the conclusion of murder trials. 
Mr. John M. Taylor
The Court Service makes no specific provision for jury counselling at the conclusion of murder trials. Where jurors who are distressed contact court staff, they are advised to contact their general practitioner or, if they prefer, a freephone healthline number which details counselling services available. Where the evidence in a case is particularly distressing, the Court Service offers further advice or assistance, where this is considered appropriate.