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18(1)Section 8 of that Act (liability for personal community charge) shall be amended as follows.S

(2)In subsection (1) for the words “aged 18 or over who is solely or mainly resident in the area of a local authority in any financial year shall be liable to pay” there shall be substituted the words who is, at any time in a financial year—

(a)aged 18 or over;

(b)solely or mainly resident in the area of a local authority; and

(c)not exempt from liability under subsection (8) below,

shall be liable to pay, in respect of that time, .

(3)For subsections (2) and (3) of that section there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(2)Notwithstanding subsection (1) above and subsection (8) below, a person’s liability to pay the personal community charge in respect of any time in a financial year shall subsist until the date on which the deletion of the entry in the register in respect of such liability takes effect.

(4)After subsection (5) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(5A)The Secretary of State may, by regulations made under this subsection—

(a)require such educational establishments as may be prescribed to supply, in such manner and at such time as may be prescribed, to every person undertaking or about to undertake a full time course of education provided by the establishment a certificate containing such particulars as may be prescribed;

(b)require such educational establishments as may be prescribed to supply to the registration officer within such period (being not less than 21 days) as may be prescribed such information as the registration officer may reasonably require for the purposes of the exercise of his functions under this Act, being information which is in the possession or control of the establishment.

(5)In subsection (6) after the word “of” where it first occurs there shall be inserted the words “ educational establishment, ”.

(6)After subsection (6) there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(6A)Subsections (4) and (5) above shall not apply to persons undertaking a full-time course of nursing education, but such a person shall, in respect of the period beginning when he undertakes the course and ending when he ceases to do so, be liable for only such percentage as may be prescribed of the amount of the personal community charge for which he would otherwise be liable.

(6B)The Secretary of State may, by regulations made under this subsection—

(a)require such bodies as may be prescribed to supply, in such manner and at such time as may be prescribed, to every person undertaking or about to undertake a full time course of nursing education a certificate containing such particulars as may be prescribed; and

(b)require such bodies as may be prescribed to supply to the registration officer within such period (being not less than 21 days) as may be prescribed such information as the registration officer may reasonably require for the purposes of the exercise of his functions under this Act, being information which is in the possession or control of the body.

(6C)References in subsections (6A) and (6B) above to a full-time course of nursing education, a person undertaking such a course and to ceasing to undertake such a course shall be construed in such manner as may be prescribed.

(7)In subsection (7)—

(a)after the word “shall” there shall be inserted “ , notwithstanding that they are not otherwise liable under this Act for a personal community charge, ”; and

(b)for the word “each” where it second occurs there shall be substituted the word “ either ”.

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