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19 Payment for jury service.E+W

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, a person who serves as a juror shall be entitled, in respect of his attendance at court for the purpose of performing jury service, to receive payments, at [F1rates determined by the Lord Chancellor with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service] and subject to any prescribed conditions, by way of allowance—

(a)for travelling and subsistence; and

(b)for financial loss, where in consequence of his attendance for that purpose he has incurred any expenditure (otherwise than on travelling and subsistence) to which he would not otherwise be subject or he has suffered any loss of earnings, or of benefit under the enactments relating to . . . F2 social security, which he would otherwise have made or received.

(2)Subsection (1) above shall not apply to service on a coroner’s jury (for which provision for payment is made by [F3the Coroners Act 1988]).

(3)The determination of the amounts payable to persons under subsection (1) above, and the manner of making those payments, shall be in accordance with arrangements made by the Lord Chancellor and all such payments shall be made out of moneys provided by Parliament.

(4)In subsection (1) above “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by statutory instrument by the Lord Chancellor with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service; and for the purposes of that subsection a person who, in obedience to a summons to serve on a jury, attends for service as a juror shall be deemed to serve as a juror notwithstanding that he is not subsequently sworn.

(5)Save as provided by [F4the Coroners Act 1988], no person shall be entitled under any Act other than this Act or under any rule of law, custom or agreement to payment for his services as a juror.

(6)This section shall not apply to service on a jury summoned for the purposes of a trial of the pyx under section 8 of the Coinage Act M11971.

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