Mark Hendrick – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Mark Hendrick on 2016-02-02.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of individual electoral registration on jury selection and composition.

John Penrose

The rules governing jury selection and composition are unaffected by the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER). Potential jurors’ names are still selected at random from the electoral register.

IER means that we can prove electors are genuine for the first time and is crucial in ensuring the registers used for jury selection are as accurate as possible.