HC Deb 26 March 2001 vol 365 cc468-9W
Sir Nicholas Lyell

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many citizens have performed jury service in England and Wales in each of the past five years for which figures are available. [155061]

Jane Kennedy

Jurors are selected on a random basis from among those people who are registered on the electoral rolls for England and Wales. No figures on juror numbers are held centrally. However, the combined attendance and non-attendance days have been used to estimate the numbers of jurors performing jury services over the past five years.

  • 1996—146,000
  • 1997—147,000
  • 1998—139,000
  • 1999—134,000
  • 2000—132,000


  1. 1. Estimates rounded to nearest 1,000
  2. 2. They do not indicate numbers originally summoned