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The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2006

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2006 and shall come into force on 1st September 2006.

Amendment of the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2003

2.—(1) Schedule 1 to the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2003(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In Table A, in the entries relating to regulation 62–

(a)before the first entry, insert–

In paragraph (1) for “subject to paragraphs (2) and (2A)” substitute “subject to paragraphs (2), (2A) and (2C).

After paragraph (2B) insert–

(2C) There shall also be disregarded from a student's grant income–

(a)any sum in excess of the sum set out as the maintenance grant amount in regulation 57(4)(b) of the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2006 (new system students with full entitlement)(2) which forms part of a maintenance grant paid pursuant to regulation 48 of those Regulations (qualifying conditions for the maintenance grant);

(b)any sum in excess of the sum set out as the maintenance grant amount in regulation 33(4)(b) of the Assembly Learning Grants and Loans (Higher Education) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (maximum amount of loans for new system eligible students with full entitlement)(3) which forms part of a maintenance grant paid pursuant to regulation 29 of those Regulations (maintenance grant); and

(c)any sum in excess of the sum set out as the maintenance grant amount in regulation 57(4)(b), (c) or (d), as appropriate, of the Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (new system students with full entitlement)(4) which forms part of a maintenance grant paid pursuant to regulation 49 of those Regulations (qualifying conditions for the maintenance grant).;

(b)omit the entries that begin “In paragraph (3) from the beginning”, “In paragraph (3)(a)” and “In paragraph (3)(b)”;

(c)after the entry inserted by sub paragraph (a) of this paragraph insert–

For paragraph (3) substitute–

(3) In calculating the weekly amount of the grant to be taken into account as income–

(a)except where sub paragraph (b) or paragraph (4) applies, the grant shall be apportioned equally between 52 weeks; and

(b)in the case of a grant which is payable in respect of the final academic year of the course or if the course is only of one academic year’s duration, in respect of that year the grant shall be apportioned equally between the weeks in the period beginning with the start of the final academic year or, as the case may be, the single academic year and ending with the last day of the course;;

(d)for the entry that begins “In paragraph (3A)”, substitute “Omit paragraph (3A)”; and

(e)for the entry that begins “In paragraph (4)”, substitute–

In paragraph (4), for “weeks in the period beginning” to “last day of the period of study” substitute “remaining weeks in that period of study.

LEWIS MACDONALD

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

30th August 2006

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