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Criminal Procedure (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1995

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32(1)The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980 shall be amended as follows.S

(2)After subsection (5) of section 1 (persons excused from jury service for good reason) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(5A)Where the clerk of court has, under subsection (5) above, excused a person from jury service in any criminal proceedings he shall, unless he considers there to be exceptional circumstances which make it inappropriate to do so, within one year of the date of that excusal cite that person to attend for jury service in criminal proceedings.

(3)In subsection (6) of that section, for paragraph (c) there shall be substituted the following—

(c)section 85(8) or 88(7) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995,.

(4)In Schedule 1 (ineligibility for and disqualification and excusal from jury service)—

(a)in Part I (persons ineligible), in paragraph (p) of Group B for the words “section 462(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975” there shall be substituted the words “ section 307(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 ”;

(b)in Part II (persons disqualified from jury service), at the end of paragraph (b) there shall be inserted—

(c)in respect of jury service in any criminal proceedings, persons who are on bail in or in connection with criminal proceedings in any part of the United Kingdom.; and

(c)in Part III (persons excusable as of right), at the end of Group D there shall be inserted—

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Members of certain religious bodiesS

In respect of jury service in any criminal proceedings, practising members of religious societies or orders the tenets or beliefs of which are incompatible with jury service.

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