HC Deb 10 June 1999 vol 332 cc367-8W
Jane Griffiths

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what exemptions from jury service are available to jurors with unavoidable child care responsibilities. [86198]

Mr. Vaz

If someone applies for excusal from jury service on the grounds of the need to care for young children, the guidance to court staff states that their application should be dealt with sympatherically. Each application is considered by the jury-summoning officer, based on the information provided by the applicant.