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The Education (Remission of Charges Relating to Residential Trips) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 2731 (W. 265)

Education, Wales

The Education (Remission of Charges Relating to Residential Trips) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Made

23 October 2013

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

25 October 2013

Coming into force

15 November 2013

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 457(4)(b)(ai) and 569 of the Education Act 1996(1), and now vested in them(2), make the following Regulations:

Title, commencement, application and interpretation

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Education (Remission of Charges Relating to Residential Trips) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and they come into force on 15 November 2013.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

(3) In these Regulations—

“the 2003 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 2003”) means the Education (Remission of Charges Relating to Residential Trips) (Wales) Regulations 2003(3).

Amendment

2.  In regulation 2 of the 2003 Regulations (interpretation) in the appropriate place in the alphabetical order, insert—

“universal credit” (“credyd cynhwysol”) means universal credit under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012(4)..

3.  After regulation 5 of the 2003 Regulations insert—

Prescribed circumstances: receipt of universal credit

6.  The circumstances that are prescribed for the purposes of section 457(4)(b)(ai) of the 1996 Act(5) are that the pupil’s parent is in receipt of universal credit on or after 15 November 2013.

Huw Lewis

Minister for Education and Skills, one of the Welsh Ministers

23 October 2013

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Education (Remission of Charges Relating to Residential Trips) (Wales) Regulations 2003 to add an additional benefit or allowance which entitles the child of a claimant to claim free board and lodging on a residential trip.

The receipt of Universal Credit on or after 15 November 2013 is prescribed for the purposes of section 457 of the Education Act 1996.

(1)

1996 c.56. Sub-section (4)(b)(ai) of section 457 was inserted by the Welfare Reform Act 2012, section 31, Schedule 2, paragraphs 37, 38. It was brought into force on the 29 April 2013: see S.I. 2013/983, article 3(1)(b)(i). By virtue of section 569 of the Education Act 1996, “prescribed” in section 457 means prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations.

(2)

The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672) and then to the Welsh Ministers by paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c.32).

(5)

In section 457 “pupil” means the person for whom eligibility for remission of charges is being determined.

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