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Supplementary

38Citation, construction, repeals and extent

— (1) This Act may be cited as the Education Act 1980.

(2)This Act and the Education Acts 1944 to 1979 may be cited as the Education Acts 1944 to 1980 and this Act and the Education (Scotland) Acts 1939 to 1976 may be cited as the Education (Scotland) Acts 1939 to 1980.

(3)Subject to subsection (4) below, this Act shall, in its application to England and Wales, be construed as one with the Education Act 1944 and, in its application to Scotland, with the Education (Scotland) Acts 1939 to 1976.

(4)In the provisions of this Act relating to admissions to schools " child " includes any person who has not attained the age of nineteen years.

(5)For the purposes of this Act an individual shall be treated as belonging to the area of a particular local education authority or education authority or as not belonging to the area of any such authority in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State and any question under the regulations shall, in case of dispute, be determined by the Secretary of State.

(6)The enactments mentioned in Schedule 7 to this Act (which include spent provisions) are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(7)In this Act

(a)sections 20, 23, 25, 31(5) and (6), 33, 35 and 37, this section and so much of Schedule 7 as relates to enactments extending to Scotland, extend to Scotland;

(b)sections 20, 35 and 37 and this section extend to Northern Ireland;

but save as aforesaid this Act extends to England and Wales only.