Citation, commencement, transitional provisions and interpretation

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(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 and come into force on 2nd April 2007.

(2)    An application for a representation order which is made before 2nd April 2007 is to be dealt with as if these Regulations had not been made.

(3)    In these Regulations—

(a)    a reference to a regulation by number is a reference to the regulation so numbered in the Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006;

(b)    a reference to the Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to those Regulations.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 2 April 2007: see para (1) above.

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Amendments to the Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006

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Amendments to the Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 20062

In regulation 9—

(a)    in paragraph (2), for “£11,590” substitute “£12,007”;

(b)    in paragraph (3), for “£20,740” substitute “£21,487”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 2 April 2007: see reg 1(1).

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In regulation 10—

(a)    in paragraph (1), for “more than £11,590 and less than £20,740” substitute “more than £12,007 and less than £21,487”;

(b)    in paragraph (2)(g)(i), for “£5,304” substitute “£5,463”;

(c)    in paragraph (3), for “£3,156” substitute “£3,270”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 2 April 2007: see reg 1(1).

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In the Schedule, for “£5,304” substitute “£5,463”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 2 April 2007: see reg 1(1).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

Vera Baird

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Constitutional Affairs

9th March 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2492), which set out the criteria relating to financial eligibility which must be satisfied before individuals involved in criminal proceedings in a magistrates' court may receive publicly funded representation. The Regulations increase the financial eligibility limits and cost of living allowance for applications for representation orders made on or after 2nd April 2007.

A regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared for this instrument as it has no impact on businesses, charities or voluntary bodies.

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