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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Paragraph 16 – The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986

886.Paragraph 16 amends section 22 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 which deals with the availability of criminal legal aid so as to substitute reference to the new defence and plea of unfitness for trial (as provided for in sections 168 to 171 of this Act) in place of the references to cases involving “insanity”.

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