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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 6 September 2011        

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proceedings provided for at subsection (1A)’.

 

Yvonne Fovargue

 

Not called  74

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Subject to section 10, civil legal services are to be available to an individual for

 

the purposes of challenging an act or omission of a public authority.

 

(1B)    

“Public authority” has the same meaning as in section 6 of the Human Rights Act

 

1998.’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not called  78

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  32,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Negatived on division  77

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  32,  after ‘from’, insert ‘or adding services to’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  159

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  33,  after ‘Schedule’, insert ‘or by amending any description

 

of services included in that Part.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Agreed to  19

 

Schedule  1,  page  95,  line  31,  leave out ‘paragraph 1’ and insert ‘sub-paragraph

 

(1)’.

 

Yvonne Fovargue

 

Not selected  222

 

Schedule  1,  page  96,  line  7,  at end add—

 

‘( )    

All other educational needs’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  160

 

Schedule  1,  page  96,  line  17,  leave out ‘8 and 12’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Withdrawn  161

 

Schedule  1,  page  96,  line  21,  leave out ‘other than’ and insert ‘including’.

 

Yvonne Fovargue

 

Not selected  216

 

Schedule  1,  page  99,  line  5,  leave out ‘from the United Kingdom’.


 
 

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Yvonne Fovargue

 

Negatived on division  217

 

Schedule  1,  page  99,  line  8,  leave out ‘from the United Kingdom’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  162

 

Schedule  1,  page  100,  line  3,  leave out from ‘(“B”)’ to end of line 4 and insert

 

‘including matters relating to contact with or custody of a child.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  163

 

Schedule  1,  page  100,  line  4,  at end insert ‘or where an allegation is made that B

 

has been abused by A or is at risk of being abused by A’.

 

Karl Turner

 

Not called  229

 

Schedule  1,  page  100,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the Director of Legal Aid Casework shall be entitled to determine

 

whether A has been abused by B or to be at risk of being abused by B on

 

the basis of evidence that he considers sufficiently compelling to make

 

such a determination.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Negatived on division  164

 

Schedule  1,  page  100,  leave out lines 35 to 38.

 

Kate Green

 

Not called  218

 

Schedule  1,  page  100,  leave out lines 35 to 38 and insert—

 

‘“abuse” means any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse

 

(psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults

 

who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of

 

gender or sexuality;’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Negatived on division  165

 

Schedule  1,  page  100,  line  35,  leave out ‘physical or mental abuse’ and insert ‘any

 

incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (whether physical, mental, financial

 

or emotional)’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  166

 

Schedule  1,  page  101,  line  26,  leave out ‘(“A”)’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  167

 

Schedule  1,  page  101,  line  28,  leave out ‘other than A’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  152

 

Schedule  1,  page  101,  line  40,  at end insert—


 
 

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  ‘(1A)  

Civil legal services provided to an adult in relation to proceedings for financial

 

relief in respect of a child who is the subject of an order or procedure

 

mentioned in sub-paragraph (1).’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  153

 

Schedule  1,  page  101,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1B)  

Civil legal services provided in relation to proceedings in which the court is

 

considering giving a direction under section 37 of the Children Act 1989

 

(direction to authority, where care or supervision order may be appropriate, to

 

investigate child’s circumstances).’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  154

 

Schedule  1,  page  101,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1C)  

Civil legal services provided in relation to proceedings arising out of a family

 

relationship involving a child in respect of whom a court has given a direction

 

under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (direction to authority, where care

 

or supervision order may be appropriate, to investigate child’s circumstances);

 

and “family relationship” has the same meaning for the purposes of this sub-

 

paragraph as it has for the purposes of paragraph 10.’.

 

Karl Turner

 

Not called  230

 

Schedule  1,  page  102,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

For the purposes of this paragraph, the Director of Legal Aid Casework shall be

 

entitled to determine whether a child who is or would be the subject of the order

 

is at risk of abuse from an individual other than A on the basis of evidence that he

 

considers sufficiently compelling to make such a determination.’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not selected  219

 

Schedule  1,  page  102,  line  5,  leave out ‘Mediation’ and insert ‘Dispute resolution’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not called  220

 

Schedule  1,  page  102,  line  6,  after ‘Mediation’, insert ‘and Collaborative Law’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Negatived on division  191

 

Schedule  1,  page  102,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Civil legal services provided in relation to a family dispute where the LSC

 

competent mediator—

 

(a)    

is satisfied that mediation is not suitable based on consideration of the

 

individuals, dispute and all the circumstances of the case (including

 

previous instances of domestic violence or abuse and other power

 

imbalances);

 

(b)    

certifies that both individuals attended mediation and the mediation

 

failed;

 

(c)    

certifies that the other party did not attend the mediation so the mediation

 

failed.’.


 
 

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Kate Green

 

Not called  231

 

Schedule  1,  page  102,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)  

Civil legal services (including conveyancing services) provided in the course

 

of giving effect to an agreed settlement of a family dispute.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  155

 

Schedule  1,  page  102,  line  44,  leave out ‘to a child’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  156

 

Schedule  1,  page  103,  line  1,  leave out first ‘the’ and insert ‘a’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  157

 

Schedule  1,  page  103,  line  2,  leave out first ‘the’ and insert ‘a’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  158

 

Schedule  1,  page  103,  line  4,  leave out first ‘the’ and insert ‘a’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  142

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘Proceedings for payment from spouse or civil partner to fund legal services

 

16A(1)  

Civil legal services in relation to proceedings for an order under section 22ZA

 

of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (order requiring one party to a marriage

 

or civil partnership to pay the other an amount to fund legal services).

 

Exclusions

 

      (2)  

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

 

Schedule.’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not called  190

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘Legal services orders in family matters

 

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Civil legal services provided in relation to—

 

(a)    

orders under section 22ZA of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973;

 

(b)    

[orders under section 24A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 to give

 

effect to an order under section 22ZA of that Act];

 

(c)    

orders under paragraph 38A of Schedule 5 to the Civil Partnership Act

 

2004;

 

(d)    

[orders under paragraph 10(1)(a) of Schedule 5 to the Civil

 

Partnership Act 2004 to give effect to an order under paragraph 38A

 

of that Schedule].’.


 
 

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Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  143

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  30,  leave out ‘with the exception of paragraph 15 of that

 

Part,’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  144

 

Schedule  1,  page  105,  line  44,  leave out subparagraphs (5), (6) and (7).

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Agreed to  20

 

Schedule  1,  page  106,  line  36,  leave out ‘body’ and insert ‘person’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  145

 

Schedule  1,  page  107,  line  14,  leave out ‘8 and 12’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  146

 

Schedule  1,  page  107,  line  18,  leave out ‘other than clinical negligence’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  147

 

Schedule  1,  page  107,  leave out lines 28 to 30.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  148

 

Schedule  1,  page  107,  line  41,  leave out ‘8 and 12’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  149

 

Schedule  1,  page  108,  line  4,  leave out ‘other than’ and insert ‘including’.

 

Yvonne Fovargue

 

Negatived on division  91

 

Schedule  1,  page  110,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

cases where an individual’s financial difficulties could lead to loss of

 

home.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  150

 

Schedule  1,  page  110,  line  5,  leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert—

 

    ‘(2)  

Civil legal services provided to an individual in debt matters including—

 

(a)    

advice in relation to bank loans, credit cards or other regulated credit

 

debts,

 

(b)    

advice in relation to rent, mortgage, council tax, utilities and court

 

fines,

 

(c)    

representation on an action to recover monies due or owing against the

 

opponent or owing against the opponent; and

 

(d)    

advice and representation in relation to bankruptcy or Voluntary

 

Arrangements.’.


 
 

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Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Agreed to  170

 

Schedule  1,  page  110,  line  16,  leave out ‘exception in sub-paragraph (5)’ and insert

 

‘exceptions in sub-paragraphs (5) and (5A)’.

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Agreed to  171

 

Schedule  1,  page  110,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(5A)  

The services described in sub-paragraph (1) include services described in any

 

of paragraphs 3 to 6 or 8 of Part 2 of this Schedule to the extent that they are—

 

(a)    

services provided to an individual in relation to a counterclaim in

 

proceedings for a court order for sale or possession of the individual’s

 

home, or

 

(b)    

services provided to an individual in relation to the unlawful eviction

 

from the individual’s home of the individual or others.’.

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Agreed to  172

 

Schedule  1,  page  111,  line  31,  leave out ‘paragraph 6’ and insert ‘paragraphs 6 and

 

8’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  151

 

Schedule  1,  page  113,  line  4,  leave out ‘8 and 12’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  133

 

Schedule  1,  page  113,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(3A)  

Civil legal services provided in relation to applications to the Criminal Injuries

 

Compensation Authority.’.

 

Kate Green

 

Negatived on division  94

 

Schedule  1,  page  114,  line  30,  after ‘2010’, insert ‘or any European directive in

 

force relating to equality or discrimination.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  134

 

Schedule  1,  page  114,  line  33,  leave out ‘with the exception of paragraph 15 of that

 

Part,’.

 

Kate Green

 

Negatived on division  95

 

Schedule  1,  page  115,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘38A      

Civil legal services in relation to—

 

(a)    

employment law,

 

(b)    

all areas of debt-related disputes not otherwise covered in this

 

schedule, and

 

(c)    

all areas of housing law not otherwise covered in this schedule.’.


 
 

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Yvonne Fovargue

 

Negatived on division  93

 

Schedule  1,  page  115,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘Welfare benefit cases

 

40         

Civil legal services provided in relation to any review or appeal concerning a

 

benefit, allowance, payment, credit or pension under—

 

(a)    

the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992,

 

(b)    

the Jobseekers Act 1995,

 

(c)    

the State Pension Credit Act 2002,

 

(d)    

the Tax Credits Act 2002,

 

(e)    

the Welfare Reform Act 2007,

 

(f)    

the Welfare Reform Act 2011, or

 

(g)    

any other enactment relating to social security.’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Negatived on division  169

 

Schedule  1,  page  115,  line  13,  at end add—

 

‘40      

Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 2 to this Schedule will not apply where—

 

      (1)  

The personal injury or death occurred as a result of alleged negligence during

 

the course of medical treatment (whether provided by the National Health

 

Service or through a private arrangement between an individual and healthcare

 

provider).

 

      (2)  

The personal injury or death occurred while the individual was in the care of

 

the state or an emanation of the state, whether forcibly or voluntarily (see

 

below).

 

      (3)  

The injury or death was caused negligently by a servant or agent of the

 

healthcare provider or other emanation of the state.

 

      (4)  

The individual claims for assault, battery or false imprisonment against a

 

healthcare provider or emanation of the state.

 

      (5)  

In this paragraph “National Health Service” shall include all state funded

 

healthcare provision, NHS hospital trusts, NHS foundation trusts, mental

 

health trusts, independent treatment centres, general practitioners, primary

 

care trusts, strategic health authorities and all their successors in title.

 

      (6)  

In this paragraph “Health Care Provider” shall include private hospitals and

 

clinics and individual healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and

 

midwives where a patient has contracted on a private basis.

 

      (7)  

In this paragraph “The State or emanation of the State” shall include the Police,

 

Prison Service or Social Services.

 

      (8)  

In this paragraph “alleged negligence” is a concept as per the common law

 

including case law definition of negligence as pertaining at the time of the

 

alleged negligence or proposed claim.’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Negatived on division  225

 

Schedule  1,  page  115,  line  13,  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

civil legal services provided in relation to employment law’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  135

 

Schedule  1,  page  115,  line  17,  after ‘that’, insert ‘section 8(1A) and’.


 
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