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Statutory Instrument 1992 No. 1587 (S.148)

The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1992

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1992 No. 1587 (S.148)

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE, SCOTLAND

The Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1992

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Made30th June 1992
Coming into force1st July 1992

    The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 11(2), 36(2)(b) and 37(1) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986([1]), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations, a draft of which has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament:
        1.—(1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1992 and shall come into force on 1st July 1992.

        (2)  In these Regulations, "the Act" means the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986.
        2.    For the weekly sum of £135 specified in section 8(a) of the Act([2]), there is hereby substituted the weekly sum of £145.
        3.    For the capital sum of £935 specified in section 8 of the Act([3]), there is hereby substituted the capital sum of £1,000.
        4.    For the weekly sum of £70 specified in section 11(2)(a) of the Act([4]), there is hereby substituted the weekly sum of £75.
        5.    The maximum amount of fees or outlays which a client shall be liable to pay under section 11(2) of the Act([5]), where his disposable income falls within a range specified in the first column of the following table, shall be the amount specified in relation to that range in the second column:—
    Disposable income rangeMaximum contribution
    1 Exceeding £ 75 but not exceeding £ 80 a week£ 5
    2 Exceeding £ 80 but not exceeding £ 86 a week£12
    3 Exceeding £ 86 but not exceeding £ 92 a week£19
    4 Exceeding £ 92 but not exceeding £ 98 a week£25
    5 Exceeding £ 98 but not exceeding £104 a week£32
    6 Exceeding £104 but not exceeding £110 a week£38
    7 Exceeding £110 but not exceeding £116 a week£45
    8 Exceeding £116 but not exceeding £122 a week£51
    9 Exceeding £122 but not exceeding £128 a week£58
    10 Exceeding £128 but not exceeding £134 a week£64
    11 Exceeding £134 but not exceeding £140 a week£70
    12 Exceeding £140 but not exceeding £145 a week£75
        6.    Regulations 2 and 3 of the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1990([6]) and regulations 2 and 3 of the Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 1991([7]) are hereby revoked.



Fraser of Carmyllie

Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew's House, Edinburgh

30th June 1992






EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
    These Regulations increase the disposable income limit for eligibility for advice and assistance under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 from £135 a week to £145 a week, the disposable capital limit from £935 to £1,000 and the weekly disposable income above which a person is required to pay a contribution from £70 to £75. They also prescribe the scale of contributions to be paid where the weekly disposable income exceeds £75 but does not exceed £145.



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Notes:

[1] 1986 c. 47; section 11(2) was amended by the Social Security Act 1986 (c. 50), Schedule 10, paragraph 61; section 36(2)(b) was amended by the Legal Aid Act 1988 (c. 34), Schedule 4, paragraph 6.

[2] The existing figure referred to in regulation 2 was inserted by S.I. 1990/840.

[3] The existing figure referred to in regulation 3 was inserted by S.I. 1990/840.

[4] The existing figure referred to in regulation 4 was inserted by S.I. 1991/1095.

[5] The existing figure referred to in regulation 5 was inserted by S.I. 1991/1095.

[6] S.I. 1990/840.

[7] S.I. 1991/1095.

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