New Clause 37 - Legal aid for appeals

Nationality and Borders Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 4th November 2021.

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“(1) Schedule 1 to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (civil legal services) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 1 (services) after paragraph 31A insert—

31B (1) Civil legal services provided in relation to—

(a) an appeal under section (Appeals relating to age assessments)(2) of the Nationality and Borders Act 2021 (appeals relating to age assessments),

(b) an application for an order under section (Appeals relating to age assessments: supplementary)(4) of that Act (order for support to be provided pending final determination of appeal), and

(c) an appeal to the Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal or Supreme Court relating to an appeal within paragraph (a) or an application within paragraph (b).

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) is subject to the exclusions in Part 2 and 3 of this Schedule.’

(3) In Part 3 (advocacy: exclusions and exceptions), in paragraph 13 (advocacy in proceedings in the First-tier Tribunal), after ‘31A,’ insert ‘31B,’.”—

This new clause will enable a person appealing against a decision on an age assessment to get legal aid for their appeal.

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.