S.I. 1986 No. 1617 (C.59) (S.124)


Made:    11th September 1986

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 46 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following order:

  1. This order may be cited as the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (Commencement No.1) Order 1986.
  2. The provisions of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 which are referred to in column 1 of the Schedule to this order (which relate to the matters described in column 2 of that Schedule) shall come into force on 1 October 1986.


John J MacKay

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Scottish Office

New St Andrew’s House


11th September 1986


Article 2


Provisions of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 coming into operation on 1 October 1986


Provision Subject matter
Section 1(1), and (3) to (6) Establishment of Scottish Legal Aid Board
Section 2(2) and (3) Powers of the Board
Section 3(1), (2), and (4) to (6) Duties of the Board
Section 40(1)(b) and (2)(b) Finance
Section 41 Interpretation
Section 45(1), so far as it relates to paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 3 Minor and consequential amendments
Schedule 1 The Scottish Legal Aid Board
Schedule 3, paragraphs 3 and 4 Amendment of the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 and of the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975