Minor and Consequential Amendments

Orders of the Day — Legal Aid Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 12:30 am on 4th July 1988.

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Amendments made: No. 8, in page 44, line 45, leave out paragraph 12.

No. 9, in page 45, line 1, leave out 'that Act' and insert 'the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985'.

No. 10, in page 45, leave out lines 14 to 17 and insert— '"(4A) Where one party to any proceedings is a legally assisted person then—

  1. (a) for the purposes of sections 16 and 17 of this Act, his costs shall be taken not to include either the expenses incurred on his behalf by the Legal Aid Board or the Lord Chancellor or, if he is liable to make a contribution under section 23 of the Legal Aid Act 1988, any sum paid or payable by way of contribution; and
  2. (b) for the purposes of sections 18 and 19 of this Act, his costs shall be taken to include the expenses incurred on his behalf by the Legal Aid Board or the Lord Chancellor (without any deduction on account of any contribution paid or payable under section 23 of the Legal Aid Act 1988) but, if he is liable to make such a contribution, his costs shall be taken not to include any sum paid or payable by way of contribution.".'.—[Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.]