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The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Transfer of Functions of the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland) Regulations 2018

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PART 1Consequential amendments and repeals of primary legislation

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

1.—(1) The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part III of schedule 1 (other disqualifying offices), the entry for “President of the Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland” is repealed.

Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992

2.—(1) The Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992(2) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part II of schedule 1 (Scottish Tribunals), in respect of the entry relating to education, paragraph 50(ba) is repealed.

Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

3.—(1) The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004(3) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 3B (assessment of wellbeing)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”; and

(b)in subsection (2), for “Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”.

(3) In section 11 (co-ordinated support plans: further provision)—

(a)in subsection (2)(b)(ii), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”; and

(b)in subsection (4)(b)(ii), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”.

(4) In section 14A (provision of advocacy service: Tribunal)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “Tribunal proceedings” substitute “ proceedings before the First-tier Tribunal”;

(b)in subsection (3), for “Tribunal” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”; and

(c)the title of the section becomes “Provision of advocacy service: First-tier Tribunal”.

(5) In section 15 (mediation services), in subsection (3)(b), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”.

(6) In section 16 (dispute resolution), in subsection (3)(b), for “a Tribunal” substitute “ the First-tier Tribunal”.

(7) Section 17 (Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland) is repealed.

(8) In section 18 (references to Tribunal)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”;

(b)in subsection (2A)(a), for “Tribunal” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(c)in subsection (2A)(b), for “Tribunal” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(d)in subsection (4)(c), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”;

(e)in subsection (6), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”;

(f)in subsection (7), for “a Tribunal” in each place substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”;

(g)in subsection (9), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”; and

(h)in subsection (10)—

(i)for “President” substitute “Chamber President”; and

(ii)for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”;

(iii)the title of the section becomes “References to the First-tier Tribunal”.

(9) In section 19 (powers of Tribunal in relation to reference)—

(i)in subsection (1), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”;

(ii)in subsection (2), for “Tribunal” in each place substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(iii)in subsection (3), for “Tribunal” in each place substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(iv)in subsection (4), for “Tribunal” in each place substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(v)in subsection (4A), for “Tribunal” in each place substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(vi)in subsection (5), for “Tribunal” in each place substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(vii)in subsection (5A), for “Tribunal” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(viii)in subsection (7), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”; and

(ix)the title of the section becomes “Powers of First-tier Tribunal in relation to reference”.

(10) In section 20 (references to Tribunal and powers of Tribunal: further provision)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “Tribunal” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”;

(b)in subsection (2)—

(i)for “Tribunal” substitute “First-tier Tribunal”; and

(ii)for “President” in each place substitute “Chamber President”;

(c)in subsection (3) for “Tribunal’s” substitute “First-tier Tribunal’s”; and

(d)the title of the section becomes “References to First-tier Tribunal and powers of First-tier Tribunal: further provision”.

(11) Section 21 (appeal to Court of Session against Tribunal decision) is repealed.

(12) In section 28 (requests under this Act: further provision), in subsection (2)—

(a)in paragraph (d), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”; and

(b)in paragraph (e)(ii), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”.

(13) In section 29 (interpretation), in subsection (1)—

(a)the definition of “President” is repealed;

(b)the definition of “Tribunal” is repealed; and

(c)after the definition of “eligible pre-school child”, insert—

“First-tier Tribunal” means the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber.

(14) Schedule 1 is repealed.

(15) In schedule 2 (children and young persons with additional support needs: placing requests)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 5 (reference to appeal committee of refusal of placing request), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (5) of paragraph 6 (references to appeal committee: supplementary provisions), for “Tribunal” in each place substitute “First-tier Tribunal”; and

(c)in paragraph 7 (appeal to sheriff from appeal committee)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1A), for “a Tribunal” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal”; and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (9), for “Tribunal” in each place substitute “First-tier Tribunal”.

Equality Act 2010

4.—(1) The Equality Act 2010(4) is amended as follows.

(2) In sub-section (1)(c) of section 116 (Education cases) for “an Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber”.

(3) In sub-section (6)(f) of section 136 (Burden of proof) for “an Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland” substitute “the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Health and Education Chamber”.

(4) In schedule 17 (disabled pupils: enforcement)—

(a)in paragraph 1, for “an Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland” in each place substitute “the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland”; and

(b)Paragraph 11 is repealed.

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

5.—(1) The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010(5) is amended as follows.

(2) In schedule 5 (improvement of public functions: listed bodies), the entry for “Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland” is repealed.

(3) In schedule 8 (information on exercise of public functions: listed public bodies), the entry for “Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland” is repealed.

Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011

6.—(1) The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011(6) is amended as follows.

(2) In schedule 1 (authorities to which Part 1 applies), the entry for “Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland” is repealed.

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