Refugees (Family Reunion) (No. 2) Bill

Explanatory Notes

Clause 2

10 Clause 2 amends the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Under the 2012 Act, the types of case for which legal aid may be made available are set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1.

11 Subsection (2) of clause 2 inserts a new paragraph (30A Refugee family reunion) into Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the 2012 Act. This would make legal aid available for refugee family reunion cases in England and Wales.

 

Prepared 20th February 2018