The Jurors (Scotland) Act 1825 (Provision of Information) Order 1996

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1996/626/made/data.htm?wrap=true
Published: 1996-03-06

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 626 (S.61)

JURIES
The Jurors (Scotland) Act 1825 (Provision of Information) Order 1996

Made
6th March 1996

Laid before Parliament
11th March 1996

Coming into force
31st March 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 3(2) of the Jurors (Scotland) Act 1825(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Jurors (Scotland) Act 1825 (Provision of Information) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 31st March 1996.

2.  For the purpose of maintaining lists of potential jurors under section 3(1) of the Jurors (Scotland) Act 1825, a sheriff principal may require any person in the sheriff court district in question who appears to him to be qualified and liable to serve as a juror to provide, in written form, the person’s name, address and date of birth.

James Douglas-Hamilton
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
6th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order prescribes the nature and form of information which a sheriff principal may require from a potential juror. In particular, article 2 provides that the sheriff principal may require from such a person, in written form, that person’s name, address and date of birth. In terms of section 3(4) of the Jurors (Scotland) Act 1825 it is an offence to fail to comply with any such requirement.

(1)
1825 c. 22; section 3(2) was inserted by section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 20).
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