Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011

3.

Amendment of section 26 of Civil Legal Aid Act 1995.

3.— Section 26 of the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 is amended—

( a) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (3A) (inserted by section 78( b) of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008):

“(3B) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Board shall grant legal advice to a person who is an alleged victim of a human trafficking offence in relation to—

( a) any matter connected with the commission of the human trafficking offence (whether or not a prosecution for that offence has been instituted),

( b) any matter connected with the commission of any other offence of which the person is alleged to be a victim, being an offence (whether or not a human trafficking offence) that is alleged to have been committed in the course of, or otherwise in connection with, the commission of the human trafficking offence, or

( c) without prejudice to the generality of paragraph ( a) or ( b), the prosecution of the human trafficking offence or of the other offence referred to in paragraph ( b).”,

and

( b) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (7):

“(8) In this section, ‘human trafficking offence’ means—

( a) an offence under section 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 11 of the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008,

( b) an offence under section 3 (other than subsections (2A) and (2B)) of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998.”.