Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1997 No. 342
LEGAL AID AND ADVICE
Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997
18th July 1997
To be laid before Parliament
Coming into operation
18th August 1997
The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 14, 22 and 27 of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1) and now vested in him(2), and with the concurrence of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Regulations:—
Citation and commencement
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Advice and Assistance (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation on 18th August 1997.
2. These Regulations shall not apply to applications for advice and assistance made before 18th August 1997.
Amendment to Schedule 1
3. Schedule 1 to the Legal Advice and Assistance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1981(3) shall be amended as follows—
(a)after paragraph 7A there shall be inserted the following paragraph—
“7B. In computing the capital of the person concerned there shall be left out of account any arrears of payments made under Article 15A of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(4).”;
(b)in paragraph 8(c), after head (iii) there shall be added the following head—
“(iv)a payment made under Article 15A of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972.”.
Irvine of Lairg, C.
Dated 18th July 1997
Jon Owen Jones
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
Dated 25th July 1997
(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
These Regulations amend the Legal Advice and Assistance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1981 so as to provide that a payment made under Article 15A of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 shall be disregarded in computing disposable income and capital.
S.I. 1981/228 (N.I. 8); Article 27 is an interpretation provision and is recited because of the meaning assigned to the words “prescribed” and “Regulations”
S.R. 1981 No. 366; as amended by S.R. 1986 No. 47, S.R. 1988 No. 87, S.R. 1993 No. 124 and S.R. 1996 No. 411
S.I. 1972/1265 (N.I. 14); Article 15A was inserted by S.I. 1996/1923 (N.I. 19)