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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 195

EDUCATION

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

Made

15th June 2000

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

16th June 2000

Coming into force

1st August 2000

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 75A(9) and (10) and 75B of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, and after consulting such bodies as appear to them to be appropriate and to be representative of participating schools in accordance with section 75A(11) of that Act, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 1st August 2000.

Amendment of Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Regulations 1995

2.  The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Regulations 1995(2) are amended as follows:–

(a)in paragraphs (3) and (5) of regulation 9 (references to income) for the sum of “£1,300” in the three places where it occurs substitute “£1,400”;

(b)in paragraph (2) of regulation 13 (scales of remission) for the sum of “£10,670” substitute “£10,901”;

(c)in paragraph (6) of regulation 15 (school travel grants for day pupils and amounts thereof) for the sums of “£10,683” and “£10,540” substitute “£10,914” and “£10,735” respectively;

(d)in paragraph (5) of regulation 16 (school travel grants for boarding pupils and amounts thereof) for the sum of “£10,683” and “£10,504” substitute “£10,914” and “£10,735” respectively;

(e)in regulation 17 (clothing grants) for paragraphs (2) and (3) substitute–

(2) A clothing grant shall be made in the case of an assisted pupil as respects whom the relevant income does not exceed £11,718 and shall be of an amount equal to so much of the clothing expenditure (disregarding expenditure in respect of which a previous grant has been paid) as does not exceed–

(a)£71, where the relevant income is £10,901 or less;

(b)£37, where that income exceeds £10,901 but does not exceed £11,718.; and

(f)for Schedule 2 substitute–

Regulation 13

SCHEDULE 2SCALES OF REMISSION

(1)(2)
Part of relevant income to which the specified percentage appliesParental contribution percentage
That part (if any) which exceeds £10,735 but does not exceed £11,6749%
That part (if any) which exceeds £11,674 but does not exceed £12,62612%
That part (if any) which exceeds £12,626 but does not exceed £14,51615%
That part (if any) which exceeds £14,516 but does not exceed £17,43021%
That part (if any which exceeds £17,430 but does not exceed £21,22824%
That part (if any) which exceeds £21,22833%

SAM GALBRAITH

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

15th June 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the regulations)

These regulations amend the Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Regulations 1995 to uprate the qualifyingincome levels for the remission of fees and charges and the making of grants under the assisted places scheme

The deduction made from relevant income for dependent children and relatives has been increased from £1,300 to £1,400 (regulation 2(a)).

The level of income at or below which fees are to be wholly remitted is increased from £10,670 to £10,901 with corresponding increases in the extent of remission where the relevant income exceeds that figure (regulation 2(b) and (f)).

The qualifying income levels for school travel grants and clothing grants are also uprated, with clothing grants being increased by either £1 or £2 (regulation 2(c), (d) and (e)).

(1)

1980 c. 44; sections 75A and 75B were inserted by section 5 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1981 (c. 58). The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(2)

S.I. 1995/1713, amended by S.I. 1996/1808, 1997/1641 and 2773, 1998/1497 and 1994 and 1999/1059.

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