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[F1SCHEDULE 1E+WMentally disordered persons and persons disqualified for jury service

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Part 1 E+WMentally disordered persons

1A person who suffers or has suffered from [F2mental disorder within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983] and on account of that condition either—E+W

(a)is resident in a hospital or similar institution; or

(b)regularly attends for treatment by a medical practitioner.

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2A person for the time being under guardianship under section 7 of the Mental Health Act 1983 [F3or subject to a community treatment order under section 17A of that Act].E+W

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3[F4A person who lacks capacity, within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, to serve as a juror.]E+W

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Part 2 E+WPersons disqualified

5A person who is on bail in criminal proceedings (within the meaning of the Bail Act 1976).E+W

6A person who has at any time been sentenced in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man—E+W

(a)to imprisonment for life, detention for life or custody for life,

(b)to detention during her Majesty’s pleasure or during the pleasure of the Secretary of State,

(c)to imprisonment for public protection or detention for public protection,

(d)to an extended sentence under section 227 or 228 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 or section 210A of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, or

(e)to a term of imprisonment of five years or more or a term of detention of five years or more.

7A person who at any time in the last ten years has—E+W

(a)in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man—

(i)served any part of a sentence of imprisonment or a sentence of detention, or

(ii)had passed on him a suspended sentence of imprisonment or had made in respect of him a suspended order for detention,

(b)in England and Wales, had made in respect of him a community order under section 177 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, a community rehabilitation order, a community punishment order, a community punishment and rehabilitation order, a drug treatment and testing order or a drug abstinence order, or

(c)had made in respect of him any corresponding order under the law of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands [F7or a service community order or overseas community order under the Armed Forces Act 2006].

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F7Words in Sch. 1 para. 7(c) inserted (28.3.2009 for certain purposes and otherwise 31.10.2009) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), ss. 378, 383, Sch. 16 para. 62(a); S.I. 2009/812, art. 3 (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2009/1059); S.I. 2009/1167, art. 4

8For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule—E+W

(a)a sentence passed [F8(anywhere) in respect of a service offence within the meaning of the Armed Forces Act 2006] is to be treated as having been passed in the United Kingdom, and

(b)a person is sentenced to a term of detention if, but only if—

(i)a court passes on him, or makes in respect of him on conviction, any sentence or order which requires him to be detained in custody for any period, and

(ii)the sentence or order is available only in respect of offenders below a certain age,

and any reference to serving a sentence of detention is to be construed accordingly.]

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F8Words in Sch. 1 para. 8(a) substituted (28.3.2009 for certain purposes and otherwise 31.10.2009) by Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52), ss. 378, 383, Sch. 16 para. 62(b); S.I. 2009/812, art. 3 (with transitional provisions in S.I. 2009/1059); S.I. 2009/1167, art. 4

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