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The Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 200

LEGAL AID, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE

The Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made

21st May 1998

To be laid before Parliament

Coming into operation

29th June 1998

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 36(3) of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1), and now vested in him(2), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice and the Attorney General and with the approval of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Rules:—

Citation and commencement

1.  These Rules may be cited as the Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 29th June 1998.

Alteration of date

2.  In rules 6(3) and 9(5)(a) of the Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1992(3) for the date “30th June 1998” there shall be substituted “30th June 1999”.

Irvine of Lairg, C.

Dated 21st May 1998

We approve

Graham Allen

Bob Ainsworth

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

Dated 1st June 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Rules.)

These Rules amend the Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1992 so as to alter the date after which certain work may be renumerated at discretionary instead of prescribed rates from 30th June 1998 to 30th June 1999.

(2)

S.I. 1982/159

(3)

S.R. 1992 No. 314; to which the most recent relevant amendment was made by S.R. 1997 No. 262

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