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The Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


This is the original version (as it was originally made).

Article 10(2).



  • Peers and peeresses entitled to receive writs of summons to attend the House of Lords.

  • Members of the House of Commons.

Northern Ireland Assembly

  • Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

  • Officers and servants of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

European Parliament

  • Representatives to the European Parliament.

Public officials

  • The Northern Ireland Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints.

  • Persons in the Northern Ireland Civil Service receiving a salary on a scale the maximum of which is not lower than the maximum of the Grade 5 scale.

  • The Chief Electoral Officer and persons appointed to assist him.

  • The Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland.

  • The Secretary and any Director of the Northern Ireland Audit Office.

  • Officers employed in any capacity by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, or Commissioners of Inland Revenue.

  • Officers in charge of a head office in Northern Ireland of a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.

  • Inspectors of schools.

  • Inspectors appointed under section 123 of the [1969 c. 6 (N.I.)] Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969.

Clergy, etc.

  • A person in Holy Orders and a regular minister of any religious denomination.

  • Vowed members of any religious order living in a monastery, convent or other religious community.

  • Practising members of a religious society or order the tenets or beliefs of which are incompatible with jury service.


  • Professors and members of the teaching staff of a university or institution of further education and full-time teachers in any school.

  • Masters of vessels, duly licensed pilots and lighthouse keepers.

  • The following persons, if actually practising their profession and registered (including provisionally or temporarily registered), enrolled or certified under the statutory provisions relating to that profession—

    • medical practitioners;

    • dentists;

    • nurses;

    • midwives;

    • veterinary surgeons and veterinary practitioners;

    • pharmaceutical chemists.

Persons aged between 65 and 70 years

  • Persons aged between 65 and 70 years.

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