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Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

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59Legal aid for persons at police stations

In section 1 of the [1982 c. 44.] Legal Aid Act 1982 (duty solicitors)—

(a)in subsection (1) the following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph (a)—

(aa)for the making, by such committees, of arrangements whereby advice and assistance under section 1 of the principal Act is provided for persons—

(i)such as are mentioned in section 29 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 ; or

(ii)arrested and held in custody who—

(i)exercise the right to consult a solicitor conferred on them by section 58(1) of that Act; or

(ii)are permitted to consult a representative of a solicitor ; and;

(b)in paragraph (b) after the word " representation" there shall be inserted the words " or advice and assistance " ;

(c)the following subsection shall be inserted after that subsection—

(1A)A scheme under section 15 of the principal Act which relates to advice and representation at magistrates' courts may provide that arrangements made under it may be so framed as to preclude solicitors from providing such advice and representation if they do not also provide advice and assistance in pursuance of arrangements made by virtue of a scheme under that section which relates to the provision of advice and assistance for persons such as are mentioned in section 29 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and for persons arrested and held in custody.; and

(d)in subsection (5) for the words " such arrangements as are mentioned in subsection (1) above " there shall be substituted the words " arrangements made under subsection (1) above for the provision of advice and representation at the court " .

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