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The Council Tax (Discounts) (Scotland) Consolidation and Amendment Order 2003

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2.  In this Order–

“the Act” means the Local Government Finance Act 1992;

“central institution” has the same meaning as in section 135(1) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980(1);

“designated institution” has the same meaning as in section 44(2) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992(2);

“District Health Authority” and “Regional Health Authority” have the same meanings as in section 8 of the National Health Service Act 1977(3);

“further education”, in relation to Scotland, has the same meaning as in section 1(5)(b) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980(4), in relation to England and Wales, has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Education Act 1996(5) and, in relation to Northern Ireland, has the same meaning as in article 5(c) of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(6);

“Health Board” has the same meaning as in section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(7);

“qualifying course of education” has the meaning assigned to it by Schedule 1;

“relevant activities” with respect to a qualifying course of education means the receipt of tuition, the undertaking of supervised study or examination, and the taking part (as part of the curriculum of the course) in any supervised exercise, experiment, project or practical work;

“the relevant number of hours per week” in relation to such a course means the average number of hours per week a person undertaking it would normally require to spend, in the period during which the course subsists, on relevant activities (excluding for the purpose of calculating that average any part of that period which is a period of vacation);

“the relevant period” for a programme or course means the period commencing with the day on which a person begins that programme or course and ending with the day (“the last day”) on which he completes it, abandons it or is dismissed from it (which period includes any period of vacation between terms and before the last day).

(3)

1977 c. 49; section 8 was amended by the Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53), Schedule 1, paragraph 28, the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (c. 41), Schedule 10, Part I and the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19), section 1 and Schedule 10.

(4)

Section 1(5)(b) was amended by the Local Government and Planning (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 43), Schedule 3, paragraph 37(b) and by the Self-Governing Schools etc. (Scotland) Act 1989 (c. 39), Schedule 11.

(7)

1978 c. 29; section 2 was amended by the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983, Schedule 7, paragraph 1 and by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990, section 28, Schedule 9, paragraph 19(1) and Schedule 10.

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