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Education Act 1980

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3After paragraph 3 there shall be inserted—

3A(1)The needs element shall also be subject to adjustment, in accordance with the following provisions of this paragraph, in respect of expenditure to which this paragraph applies.

(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations provide—

(a)for the determination by the Secretary of State, in advance for each year, of the amount of expenditure to which this paragraph applies which is to be taken into account for the purposes of the regulations in relation to that year;

(b)for enabling the Secretary of State to determine additional amounts of such expenditure which are to be so taken into account;

(c)for apportioning among local authorities, under or inaccordance with the regulations, either tie whole or a part specified by or in accordance with the regulations of—

(i)the amount determined for any year as mentioned in paragraph (a) above ;

(ii)any additional amounts determined for that year as mentioned in paragraph (b) above ;

and for informing local authorities of the shares apportioned to them respectively;

(d)for the determination, under or in accordance with the regulations, of the appropriate contribution of each local authority to the expenditure apportioned as mentioned in paragraph (c) above ;

(e)for ascertaining the amount by which the needs element payable to each authority ought to be increased or decreased by reference to the share apportioned to it as compared with its appropriate contribution.

(3)Regulations under sub-paragraph (2) above shall provide for any determination as mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of that sub-paragraph to be made by the Secretary of State after consultation with such associations of local authorities as appear to him to be concerned and with any local authority with whom consultation appears to him to be desirable.

(4)Regulations under this paragraph may make provision requiring local authorities to furnish the Secretary of State, at such times and in such manner and form as may be specified in the regulations, with such estimates of their expenditure and with such other information required by him for the purposes of the regulations as may be so specified.

(5)The Secretary of State shall in paying the needs element for any year adjust the amount of that element (in addition to any adjustment under paragraph 3 above) in accordance with the amount ascertained as mentioned in sub-paragraph (2)(e) above.

(6)This paragraph applies to such expenditure incurred by local authorities in connection with further education of an advanced character, including the training of teachers, as may be specified for the purposes of this paragraph by or under regulations made by the Secretary of State.

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