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Education Act 1973

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3Supplementation by Secretary of State, in special cases, of certain awards by local education authority

(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for the payment by him, to persons on whom awards have been bestowed by a local education authority under section 1 of the Education Act 1962 (awards for first degree university courses and comparable courses in the United Kingdom), of an allowance in respect of a wife, husband or child for the purpose of enabling those persons to take advantage without hardship of their awards in cases where, in accordance with the regulations having effect under that section, account may not be taken of the wife, husband or child in determining the payments to be made by the authority in pursuance of the award.

(2)The amount of an allowance payable by virtue of this section to the holder of an award in respect of a wife, husband or child shall not exceed the amount by which the payments to be made by the local education authority in pursuance of the award would have been increased if the case had fallen within the provision made with respect to a wife, husband or child by the regulations having effect under section 1 of the Education Act 1962.

(3)Regulations under this section may make different provision for different cases; and the power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(4)Any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in the payment of allowances under this section shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.

(5)In this section references to a person's child include that person's stepchild or illegitimate child and a child adopted by that person (alone or jointly with another) in pursuance of an order made by any court in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands or by an adoption specified as an overseas adoption by order of the Secretary of State under section 4 of the Adoption Act 1968.

4Exclusion of post graduate courses from grants under section 2(1) of Education Act 1962

(1)Section 2(1) of the Education Act 1962 (powers of local education authorities to bestow awards on persons over compulsory school age attending certain courses in Great Britain or elsewhere) shall not apply to such courses at universities, colleges or other institutions as may for the time being be designated by or under regulations made by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section as being postgraduate courses or comparable to postgraduate courses.

(2)The power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument, which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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