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SCHEDULE 1E+W+S Persons Disregarded for Purposes of Discount

Hospital patientsE+W+S

6(1)A person shall be disregarded for the purposes of discount on a particular day if on the day he is a patient who has his sole or main residence in a hospital.E+W+S

(2)In this paragraph “hospital” means—

(a)a health service hospital within the meaning of the M1[F1National Health Service Act 2006, the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006] or section 108(1) (interpretation) of the M2National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978; and

(b)a military, air-force or naval unit or establishment at or in which medical or surgical treatment is provided for persons subject to military law, air-force law or the M3Naval Discipline Act 1957.

(3)The Secretary of State may by order substitute another definition for the definition in sub-paragraph (2) above as for the time being effective for the purposes of this paragraph.