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Criminal Justice Act 1972

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26Electoral register as basis of juror selection

(1)In Schedule (4) to the Representation of the People Act 1949 (provisions which may be contained in regulations as to registration) the following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph 2:—

2AProvisions imposing on registration officers the duty of requiring persons to give information required for the purpose of the officer's duty under section 26 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972

and in paragraph 12(1) of that Schedule (power to make breaches of regulations punishable on summary conviction), after the words " paragraph 2 " there shall be inserted the words

or 2A;

(2)Every electoral registration officer under the said Act of 1949 shall as soon as practicable after the publication of any register of electors for his area deliver to such officer as the Lord Chancellor may designate such number of copies of the register as the Lord Chancellor's officer may require for the purpose of summoning jurors, and on each copy there shall be indicated those persons on the register whom the registration officer has ascertained to be, or to have been on a date also indicated on the copy, less than eighteen or more than sixty-five years of age.

(3)The reference in subsection (2) of this section to a register of electors does not include a ward list within the meaning of section 4(1) of the City of London (Various Powers) Act 1957.

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