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1In section 1, in subsection (2), after “provide,” there shall be inserted the words “and subject to subsection (7A) below,”.E+W+S+N.I.
2In section 1, after subsection (7) there shall be inserted the following subsection:—E+W+S+N.I.
“(7A)In any case where a person is liable to be dealt with for contempt of court during the course of or in connection with any proceedings he may be given legal aid and the provisions made by or under this Act in relation to legal aid in summary criminal proceedings shall apply, with any necessary modifications, in such a case, but—
(a)sections 1(6) and (6A) and 2(5) of this Act shall not so apply; and
(b)the court granting legal aid may order in any case that the legal aid to be given shall consist of representation by counsel only or, in a court where solicitors have a right of audience, by a solicitor only; and (notwithstanding anything contained in section 6(1) of this Act) the court may assign for the purpose any counsel or solicitor who is within the precincts of the court at the time when the order is made.”.]
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