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The Scottish Ministers may from time to time give guidance to education authorities as respects the discharge by authorities of—
(a)their functions under the 1980 Act in relation to the provision of school education for pre-school children;
(b)in so far as relating to the functions mentioned in paragraph (a) above, any other functions of education authorities under that Act; and
(c)the power conferred by section 33(2) of this Act;
and education authorities shall, in discharging those functions and exercising that power, have regard to any such guidance.
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