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The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2012

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2012 No. 1 (C. 1)

Children And Young Persons

Legal Aid And Advice

The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2012

Made

9th January 2012

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

11th January 2012

Coming into force

31st January 2012

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 206(2) of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011(1) and of all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2012 and comes into force on 31st January 2012.

(2) In this Order—

the Act” means the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011;

“the the Act” means the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986(2).

Appointed day

2.—(1) The provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the Schedule, in so far as they are not already in force, come into force on the day appointed in column 2 so as to enable the provisions of the the Act which are specified in column 3 to come into force on that day for the purpose specified in column 4.

(2) Section 203(1) of the Act (consequential amendments and repeals) comes into force on 31st January 2012 for the purpose of bringing into force the amendments to the the Act which are made by paragraph 1(8)(a) and (b) of schedule 5 to the Act.

AILEEN CAMPBELL

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

9th January 2012

Article 2

SCHEDULEProvisions of Part 19 of the Act coming into force

Column 1

Provision of the Act

Column 2

Appointed day

Column 3

Provision of the the Act

Column 4

Purpose for which provision of the the Act comes into force

Section 191 (Legal aid and advice)31st January 2012Section 28B(2) (Children’s legal aid)For all purposes
Section 191 (Legal aid and advice)31st January 2012

Section 28M(7)

(Register of solicitors and firms eligible to provide children’s legal assistance)

Only in respect of applying section 25A(5) and (6) of the the Act for the purposes of enabling the Scottish Legal Aid Board to determine the form of the application for entry on the register of solicitors and firms eligible to provide children’s legal assistance under section 28M of the the Act, to specify the documents which are to accompany the application and to invite and consider comments on its draft proposals.
Section 191 (Legal aid and advice)31st January 2012

Section 28N

(Code of Practice)

For all purposes
Section 191 (Legal aid and advice)26th March 2012Section 28M(1), (2), (7) and (8) (Register of solicitors and firms eligible to provide children’s legal assistance)For all purposes
Section 191 (Legal aid and advice)26th March 2012

Section 28S

(Publication of register etc.)

For all purposes

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 31st January 2012 and 26th March 2012 certain provisions of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (“the Act”).

The commencement of the provisions is to enable the Scottish Legal Aid Board to undertake preparatory works in relation to the establishment and maintenance of a register of solicitors and firms eligible to provide children’s legal assistance and to enable them to receive applications for entry on the register from solicitors and firms from 26th March 2012 in advance of the day when the provisions that relate to the register will be brought into force for all purposes.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Act received Royal Assent on 6th January 2011 and Part 20 (other than section 203) came into force on that day. The provisions of the Act commenced by earlier commencement orders are detailed in the table below.

Provision

Date of commencement

S.S.I. No.

Section 1 and schedule 1, paragraph 8(7)19th January 20112011/8
Sections 2, 3 (partially), 10, 11, 12, 13 and schedule 1, paragraphs 1 to 7, 8(1) to (6) and (8) to (10), 9, 11, 15(1) to (5), 16, 17(1) and 18 to 25.18th April 20112011/111

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