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(1)The 1986 Act is amended as follows.
(2)In section 14 (availability of civil legal aid), after subsection (1B) insert—
“(1C)In the case of proceedings described in paragraph 1 of Part II of Schedule 2 to this Act, civil legal aid shall be available to a person only if, in addition to the requirements which have to be met under subsection (1) and section 15 of this Act and subject to paragraph 2 of Part II of Schedule 2, such criteria as may be set out by the Scottish Ministers in directions given to the Board are met.
(1D)A direction given under subsection (1C) may—
(a)include criteria in respect of which the Board may require to satisfy itself;
(b)make different provision for different purposes;
(c)be varied or revoked at any time.
(1E)Where the Scottish Ministers give a direction under subsection (1C)—
(a)the Board must comply with it;
(b)the Scottish Ministers must arrange for the direction to be published in such manner as they consider appropriate.”.
(3)In Part II of Schedule 2 (excepted proceedings)—
(a)in paragraph 1, after “to” insert “section 14(1C) and”;
(b)in paragraph 2, the words “, and legal” to the end are repealed.
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