Citation, commencement, application and interpretation

1

This Order may be cited as the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Police Station Advice and Assistance) Order 2010 and comes into force on 6th April 2010.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2010: see above.

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2

2

This Order applies to claims by suppliers under the Unified Contract (Crime) 2008 for fees in relation to work done for an individual at a police station where the first attendance in person on that individual at the police station in relation to the investigation in question occurs on or after 6th April 2010.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2010: see art 1.

3

3

In this Order—

(a)    “police station” has the same meaning as in the Unified Contract (Crime) 2008;

(b)    “the Unified Contract (Crime) 2008” means the contract between the Commission and a supplier for the provision of funded services which includes the contract for signature, the schedules, the standard terms 2008 and the crime specification, published by the Commission in July 2008.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2010: see art 1.

Remuneration under contract

4

Remuneration under contract4

For Annex 1 to the crime specification of the Unified Contract (Crime) 2008, the Commission must substitute Annex 1 in the Schedule.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2010: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

Bach

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

9th March 2010

SCHEDULE Annex 1

SCHEDULE  Annex 1 Article 4

Police Station Attendance Fixed Fees

The fees set out in this Annex are exclusive of VAT.

Table 1
Regional Office 1: Newcastle
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
ClevelandHartlepool144444.271001
Teeside149457.021002
DurhamDarlington169.36508.081003
South Durham167513.181004
Durham195607.651005
Derwentside188.09564.271006
Easington183561.691007
NorthumbriaSouth East Northumberland162.55487.651008
Newcastle upon Tyne151464.671009
Gateshead156.60469.801010
North Tyneside154472.351011
South Tyneside146449.371012
Sunderland; Houghton Le Spring163502.981013
Berwick & Alnwick194597.451014
Tynedale & Hexham169520.861015
Table 2
Regional Office 2: Bristol
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
Avon & SomersetAvon North & Thornbury195615.332001
Bath & Wansdyke211.91635.732002
Mendip; Yeovil & South Somerset237.45712.352003
Bristol175.32525.962004
Sedgemoor; Taunton Deane199674.042005
Weston-Super-Mare198.30594.902006
DorsetCentral Dorset2006002007
Bournemouth & Christchurch159.15477.452008
Poole East Dorset168515.732009
Bridport West Dorset; Weymouth & Dorchester1604802010
WiltshireSalisbury191587.222011
Chippenham; Trowbridge205.96617.882012
Swindon188579.572013
GloucestershireCheltenham173533.612014
Gloucester170523.412015
Stroud1956002016
Devon & CornwallBarnstaple190.64571.922017
Exeter169.36508.082018
Plymouth196.60589.802019
East Cornwall218740.432020
Carrick; Kerrier (Camborne); Penwith195617.882021
Teignbridge; Torbay178.72536.162022
Table 3
Regional Office 3: Birmingham
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
StaffordshireStoke on Trent; Leek195617.883001
Stafford; Cannock & Rugeley1956003002
Lichfield & Tamworth; Burton Upon Trent; Uttoxeter189582.123003
WarwickshireLeamington; Nuneaton; Rugby195.74587.223004
West MerciaHereford; Leominster170.21510.633005
Kidderminster; Redditch217.87653.613006
Shrewsbury182559.143007
Telford189582.123008
Worcester198.30594.903009
West MidlandsSandwell193592.353010
Wolverhampton & Seisdon193592.353011
Dudley & Halesowen189.79569.373012
Walsall195602.553013
Birmingham195620.433014
Solihull205.11615.333015
Coventry168.51505.533016
Table 4
Regional Office 4: Cardiff
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
Dyfed PowysAmman Valley195625.534001
Camarthen East Dyfed221.28663.844002
Llanelli152467.224003
Brecon & Radnor222.98668.944004
Mid Wales170.21510.634005
North Ceredigion; South Ceredigion223.83671.494006
Pembrokeshire183564.274007
GwentEast Gwent186571.924008
Newport183561.694009
Lower Rhymney Valley; North Bedwellty; South Bedwellty195610.204010
North WalesBangor & Caernarfon207.66622.984011
Colwyn Bay190584.674012
Denbighshire206.81620.434013
Dolgellau206.81620.434014
Mold & Hawarden195607.654015
North Anglesey216.17648.514016
Pwlheli146.38439.144017
Wrexham177.02531.064018
South WalesCardiff195643.414019
Vale of Glamorgan228.09684.274020
Cynon Valley195617.884021
Mid Glamorgan & Miskin195643.414022
Merthyr Tydfil195638.314023
Port Talbot240811.924024
Newcastle & Ogmore195653.614025
Neath198671.494026
Swansea188579.574027
Table 5
Regional Office 5: Liverpool
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
MerseysideBootle & Crosby178546.395001
Southport148.94446.825002
Liverpool196.60589.805003
St Helens168518.315004
Knowsley181556.595005
Wirral173531.065006
Table 6
Regional Office 6: Manchester
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
CheshireCrewe & Nantwich; Sandbach & Congleton; Macclesfield193592.356001
Warrington; Halton169.36508.086002
Chester; Vale Royal (Northwich)176.17528.516003
CumbriaBarrow in Furness168.51505.536004
Kendal & Windermere200.85602.556005
Penrith; Carlisle189.79569.376006
Whitehaven; Workington157.45472.356007
Greater ManchesterManchester195643.416008
Stockport183.83551.496009
Trafford195612.786010
Salford195625.536011
Bolton180.43541.296012
Bury175.32525.966013
Wigan186.38559.146014
Rochdale; Middleton185.53556.596015
Tameside171525.966016
Oldham150.64451.926017
LancashireBurnley; Rossendale177.87533.616018
Blackburn; Accrington; Ribble Valley195635.736019
Blackpool138.72416.166020
Fleetwood142.13426.396021
Lancaster174.47523.416022
Chorley; Ormskirk; South Ribble & Leyland191.49574.476023
Preston156.60469.806024
Table 7
Regional Office 7: Brighton
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
KentDartford & Gravesend255.32765.967001
Ashford & Tenterden; Dover; Folkestone225763.417002
Medway224.68674.047003
Swale266.38799.147004
Maidstone & West Malling237.45712.357005
Canterbury; Thanet195661.297006
West Kent (Tonbridge)228.09684.277007
SurreyGuildford & Farnham197668.947008
North West Surrey (Woking)215730.207009
South East Surrey227771.067010
Epsom230781.297011
Staines264893.617012
SussexBrighton & Hove & Lewes201681.697013
Chichester & District178546.397014
Crawley; Horsham250.21750.637015
Hastings156480.007016
Worthing180554.047017
Eastbourne189.79569.377018
Table 8
Regional Office 8: Nottingham
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
DerbyshireEast Derbyshire (Ripley); Ilkeston226.38679.148001
Ashbourne; Matlock; High Peak (Buxton)208.51625.538002
Chesterfield194.89584.678003
Derby; Swadlincote195625.538004
LeicestershireAshby & Coalville; Loughborough; Melton Mowbray199.15597.458005
Leicester195605.108006
Hinkley; Market Harborough221.28663.848007
LincolnshireBoston; Bourne; Stamford190584.678008
Skegness171.06513.188009
Lincoln; Gainsborough177.02531.068010
Grantham & Sleaford175538.718011
NottinghamshireMansfield176541.298012
Newark197.45592.358013
Nottingham196.60589.808014
Worksop & East Retford187574.478015
Northampton-shireCorby (Kettering); Wellingborough;172.77518.318016
Northampton187.23561.698017
Table 9
Regional Office 9: Cambridge
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
BedfordshireBedford184566.829001
Luton195658.719002
CambridgeshireCambridge178548.949003
Ely195630.639004
Huntingdon189.79569.379005
March & Wisbech188.09564.279006
Peterborough156.60469.809007
EssexBasildon195602.559008
Brentwood273926.829009
Braintree218737.889010
Clacton & Harwich; Colchester195617.889011
Grays255865.539012
Harlow & Loughton255865.539013
Stanstead282957.459014
Rayleigh; Southend on Sea182.98548.949015
Chelmsford; Witham193594.909016
HertfordshireDacorum (Hemel Hempstead)230778.719017
Bishop's Stortford; East Hertfordshire279947.229018
Stevenage & North Hertfordshire259878.319019
St Albans235796.599020
Watford231783.849021
NorfolkCromer & North Walsham202684.279022
Great Yarmouth184.68554.049023
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk180.43541.299024
Norwich & District185.53556.599025
Diss; Thetford192589.809026
Dereham217735.339027
SuffolkLowestoft; Beccles & Halesworth; Aldeburgh185.53556.599028
Felixstowe; Ipswich & District; Woodbridge188.94566.829029
Sudbury & Hadleigh; Bury St Edmunds; Haverhill; Newmarket195605.109030
Table 10
Regional Office 10: Reading
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
Thames ValleyAbingdon, Didcot & Witney (South Oxfordshire)229776.161131
Aylesbury217.87653.611132
High Wycombe & Amersham209709.801133
Milton Keynes181556.591134
Bicester; North Oxon (Banbury)213722.551135
Oxford213722.551136
Reading206.81620.431137
Slough (East Berkshire)229776.161138
West Berkshire (Newbury etc)191.49574.471139
HampshireAldershot; Petersfield (North East Hampshire)219742.981140
Andover; Basingstoke; Winchester (North West Hampshire)230.64691.921141
Isle of Wight188.09564.271142
Portsmouth; Waterlooville (South East Hampshire)193.19579.571143
Gosport & Fareham235.74707.221144
South West Hampshire (Southampton)217.87653.611145
Table 11
Regional Office 11: Leeds
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
HumbersideGrimsby & Cleethorpes147.23441.691201
Scunthorpe158487.651202
Hull168515.731203
Beverley; Bridlington195643.411204
Goole200676.591205
North YorkshireNorthallerton & Richmond210.21630.631206
Harrogate & Ripon201.70605.101207
Skipton, Settle & Ingleton1956001208
Scarborough; Whitby167513.181209
Malton & Ryedale160.85482.551210
York; Selby175538.711211
South YorkshireBarnsley174536.161212
Doncaster168515.731213
Rotherham178548.941214
Sheffield183564.271215
West YorkshireHalifax190.64571.921216
Huddersfield160.85482.551217
Dewsbury174.47523.411218
Bradford149459.571219
Keighley &Bingley168515.731220
Leeds158485.101221
Pontefract & Castleford154.89464.671222
Wakefield153469.801223
Table 12
Regional Office 12: London
Criminal Justice System AreaSchemeFixed Fee (£)Exceptional Case Threshold (£)Code
LondonBarking246834.901301
Bexley220745.531302
Bishopsgate257870.631303
Brent240811.921304
Brentford244827.221305
Bromley232786.391306
Camberwell Green240814.471307
Central London260880.861308
Clerkenwell; Hampstead243822.121309
Croydon237801.691310
Ealing252855.331311
Enfield239809.371312
Greenwich; Woolwich229776.161313
Haringey247837.451314
Harrow240814.471315
Havering224758.311316
Heathrow3011021.291317
Hendon; Barnet242819.571318
Highbury Corner252852.781319
Kingston-Upon-Thames250847.651320
Newham241817.021321
Old Street240814.471322
Redbridge247837.451323
Richmond-Upon-Thames264893.611324
South London252852.781325
Sutton239809.371326
Thames239809.371327
Tower Bridge255865.531328
Uxbridge231783.841329
Waltham Forest224760.861330
West London258875.731331
Wimbledon245829.801332
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2010: see art 1.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order amends the fees payable for advice and assistance given to individuals at police stations, as part of the Criminal Defence Service maintained by the Legal Services Commission. It reduces the fees in those areas (about 60% of the total number of areas) where a reduction is least likely to have an impact on the supply of advice and assistance. The Order requires the Commission to replace the annex of fees in its contract with suppliers with the annex set out in the Schedule to the Order.

An impact assessment relating to the fee changes introduced by this instrument has been published by the Ministry of Justice as part of “Legal Aid: Funding Reforms—Response to Consultation” and is available from the Ministry of Justice, 102 Petty France, London SW1H 9AJ or at www.justice.gov.uk.

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