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Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Reduction of Grant) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Regulation 40

13.  In regulation 40 (interpretation)(1) –

(a)immediately before the definition of “access funds” insert –

“academic year” means the period of twelve months beginning on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July or 1st September according to whether the course in question begins in the winter, the spring, the summer or the autumn respectively but if students are required to begin attending the course during August or September and to continue attending through the autumn, the academic year of the course shall be considered to begin in the autumn rather than the summer;;

(b)in the definition of “access funds”(2) –

(i)in paragraph (b), for “and described as “access bursary funds” or “hardship funds” ” substitute “for the purpose of providing funds on a discretionary basis to be paid to students”;

(ii)after paragraph (c) add –

or

(d)discretionary payments, known as “learner support funds”, which are made available to students in further education by institutions out of funds provided by the Learning and Skills Council for England under sections 5, 6 and 9 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000(3);;

(c)in the definition of “contribution”(4) –

(i)after “Secretary of State” in the first place where those words appear, insert “, the Scottish Ministers”;

(ii)for “Secretary of State” in the other two places where those words appear, substitute “Scottish Ministers”;

(d)at the end of the definition of “student loan”(5) add “and shall include, in Scotland, a young student’s bursary paid under regulation 4(1)(c) of the Students' Allowances (Scotland) Regulations 1999(6)”;

(e)omit the definition of “year”.

(1)

Regulation 40 was amended by S.R. 1999 No. 387, S.R. 2000 No. 325 and S.R. 2001 No. 315

(2)

The definition of “access funds” was inserted by S.R. 2001 No. 315

(4)

The definition of “contribution” was amended by S.R. 1999 No. 387 and S.R. 2000 No. 325

(5)

The definition of “student loan” was inserted by S.R. 2000 No. 325

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