The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1995

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Published: 1995-04-11

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 1066 (S.92)

LEGAL AID AND ADVICE, SCOTLAND
The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1995

Made
11th April 1995

Laid before Parliament
13th April 1995

Coming into force
5th May 1995

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 36(1) and (2)(a), 37(1) and 42(3) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and with the concurrence of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Regulations:

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 5th May 1995.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1987(2).

2.  These Regulations shall apply only in relation to any case where an application for advice and assistance is made on or after 5th May 1995.

3.  After regulation 6 of the principal Regulations there shall be inserted—

“Resources of cohabitees

6A.  A man and a woman who are not married to each other and who are living together in the same household as husband and wife shall be treated for the purposes of section 42 of the Act as if they were spouses of each other.”.

4.  In Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations (assessment of disposable capital and disposable income) in paragraph 8(a)(ii) there shall be omitted the words “to the National Insurance Fund”.

Fraser of Carmyllie
Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
5th April 1995

We concur,

A J B Mitchell
Kenneth Clark
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
11th April 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1987. They provide for the aggregation of the resources of a man and a woman living together as husband and wife who are not married to each other (regulation 3) and correct a defect in the drafting of the amendment made by regulation 4 of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/1061) (regulation 4).


(1)
1986 c. 47.

(2)
S.I. 1987/382 as amended by 1987/883, 1988/489 and 1131, 1989/506, 1990/632, 1992/373 and 752, 1993/533 and 819 and 1994/1061.
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