Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (HC Bill 205)

General exclusions

(2) Sub-paragraph (1) is subject to the exclusions in Parts 2 and 3 of this


15Specific exclusion

(3) The services described in sub-paragraph (1) do not include attendance at an

interview conducted on behalf of the Secretary of State with a view to

reaching a decision on a claim in respect of the rights mentioned in that sub-

paragraph, except where regulations provide otherwise.


(4) In this paragraph—

  • “the Human Rights Convention” means the Convention for the

    Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, agreed by

    the Council of Europe at Rome on 4 November 1950 as it has effect

    25for the time being in relation to the United Kingdom;

  • “the Refugee Convention” means the Convention relating to the Status

    of Refugees done at Geneva on 28 July 1951 and the Protocol to the


  • “the Temporary Protection Directive” means Council Directive 2001/

    3055/EC of 20 July 2001 on minimum standards for giving temporary

    protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons and on

    measures promoting a balance of efforts between Member States in

    receiving such persons and bearing the consequences thereof.

Immigration: accommodation for asylum-seekers etc

26 (1) 35Civil legal services provided in relation to the Secretary of State’s powers to

provide, or arrange for the provision of, accommodation under—

(a) section 4 or 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

(accommodation for persons temporarily admitted and asylum-


(b) 40section 17 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

(support for destitute asylum-seekers).


(2) Sub-paragraph (1) is subject to the exclusions in Parts 2 and 3 of this