§ Mr. Evennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to introduce legislation to vary the age limit for jurors; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
Section 119 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 increases from 65 to 70 the maximum age at which a person may qualify for jury service. I do not rule out a further increase in due course. I have no present plans to increase the minimum age from 18.