No. S 299
Legal Aid and Advice Act
(Chapter 160)
Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Regulations 2002
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 23(1) of the Legal Aid and Advice Act, the Minister for Law hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Regulations 2002 and shall be deemed to have come into operation on 26th April 2000.
Amendment of regulation 2
2.  Regulation 2 of the Legal Aid and Advice Regulations (Rg 1) is amended by deleting the definition of “Fund” and substituting the following definition:
“ “Fund” means the Legal Aid Fund established under regulation 2A;”.
New regulation 2A
3.  The Legal Aid and Advice Regulations are amended by inserting, immediately after regulation 2, the following regulation:
Legal Aid Fund
(2A)  —(1)  There shall be a Legal Aid Fund into which shall be paid —
(a)all contributions paid by an aided person under section 9 of the Act;
(b)all costs recovered for an aided person in any proceedings in any court by the Director or assigned solicitor;
(c)all such sums appropriated from the Consolidated Fund and authorised to be paid into the Fund by or under any written law for the purposes of the Fund; and
(d)all interest and other income arising from investment of moneys forming the Fund.
(2)  The moneys in the Fund shall be withdrawn and applied only in accordance with the Act and these Regulations to meet —
(a)payments of disbursements, fees to assigned solicitors and out-of-pocket expenses in connection with applications for legal aid; and
(b)administrative costs and other expenses related to the management and investment of the Fund.
(3)  The Fund shall be controlled and administered by the Director.”.

Made this 24th day of June 2002.

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Law,
[LAW 23/003/001 V2; AG/LEG/SL/160/2001/1 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 23(5) of the Legal Aid and Advice Act).