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The Jurors' (Coroners' Courts) Allowances Regulations 1975

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Jurors' (Coroners' Courts) Allowances Regulations 1975 and shall come into operation on 14th July 1975.

2.  The Regulations specified in Schedule 1 to these Regulations are hereby revoked.

3.  These Regulations apply only to a juror at a coroner's court.

4.—(1) In these Regulations any reference to a juror shall include a reference to a person who, in obedience to a summons to serve as a juror at a coroner's court attends for service as a juror notwithstanding that he is not subsequently sworn and any reference to service as a juror shall be construed accordingly.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply to the interpretation of these Regulations as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament, and section 38(2) of that Act shall apply as if these Regulations were an Act of Parliament and the Regulations revoked by these Regulations were enactments repealed thereby.

5.  The travelling allowance to which a juror is entitled under section 25A of the Coroners Act 1887 as inserted by Schedule 2 to the Juries Act 1974 shall be in accordance with the rates set out in Schedule 2 hereto.

6.—(1) The subsistence allowance to which a juror is entitled under the said section 25A shall be calculated in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3) of this Regulation.

(2) In respect of any period other than a period in respect of which a subsistence allowance is payable under paragraph (3) of this Regulation, the subsistence allowance shall be—

(a)if the period on any one day during which a juror is necessarily absent from his place of residence, business or employment for the purpose of serving as a juror does not exceed four hours, 75p in respect of that day;

(b)if the said period on any one day exceeds four hours but does not exceed eight hours, £1.65 in respect of that day;

(c)if the said period on any one day exceeds eight hours but does not exceed twelve hours, £2.90 in respect of that day;

(d)if the said period on any one day exceeds twelve hours but does not exceed sixteen hours, £4.10 in respect of that day;

(e)if the said period on any one day exceeds sixteen hours, £4.90 in respect of that day.

(3) If a juror is necessarily absent from his place of residence overnight for the purpose of serving as a juror, the subsistence allowance shall be £10.40 in respect of each period of twenty-four hours or fraction thereof during which he is so absent overnight provided that for such an absence overnight in Greater London the rate may be increased by a supplementary allowance not exceeding £1.

7.—(1) Where, in consequence of his attendance, a juror has incurred—

(a)any expenditure (other than on travelling or subsistence) to which he would not otherwise be subject, or

(b)any loss of earnings, or of benefits under the enactments relating to National Insurance, which he would otherwise have received,

the financial loss allowance to which he is entitled under the said section 25A shall, subject to paragraph (2) of this Regulation, be the amount of the said expenditure or loss.

(2) The amount payable under this Regulation to a juror in respect of any one day shall not exceed—

(a)where the period of time over which the expenditure is incurred or earnings or benefits are lost does not exceed four hours, the sum of £3.35; or

(b)where that period of time exceeds four hours, the sum of £6.70.

Roy Jenkins

One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office

Whitehall

27th June 1975

Consent of the Minister for the Civil Service given under his official seal on 1st July 1975.

L.S.

P.F. Clifton

Authorised by the Minister for the Civil Service

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