Early learning and childcare

14Power to extend Part to early learning and childcare

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make such provision as they consider necessary or expedient for or in connection with the purpose mentioned in subsection (2).

(2)The purpose is to require an education authority in receipt of a request under section 7(1) to treat it as a request to assess the need for Gaelic medium education in its area which, if provision for such education were made, would discharge (wholly or in part) the duty mentioned in subsection (3).

(3)The duty is the duty under subsection (1) of section 1 of the 1980 Act to the extent it is exercisable as mentioned in subsection (1A) of that section (duty of education authorities to secure provision of early learning and childcare).

(4)Regulations under subsection (1) may in particular—

(a)modify this Part, the 1980 Act or any other enactment,

(b)provide for any provision of this Part, the 1980 Act or any other enactment to apply—

(i)with such modifications as may be specified in the regulations, or

(ii)without modifications.