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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Education (Student Support) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 25 July 2014 and apply in relation to Wales.

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2.  The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2013(1) are amended in accordance with the following regulations.

3.—(1) In regulation 2(1), in the appropriate place, insert—

“eligible part-time prisoner” (“carcharorrhan-amsercymwys”) means a prisoner—

(a)

who begins the present part-time course on or after 1 September 2014;

(b)

has been authorised by the prison Governor or Director or other appropriate authority to study the present part-time course;

(c)

whose earliest release date is within 6 years of the first day of the first academic year of the present part-time course; and

(d)

who has not transferred to the present part-time course under regulation 114 from a course beginning before 1 September 2014;

“grant for travel” (“grant at deithio”) means the grant payable under regulations 37 to 39;

“maintenance grant” (“grant cynhaliaeth”) means the grant payable under regulations 41 to 44;

“special support grant” (“grant cymortharbennig”) means the grant payable under regulations 45 to 48;.

(2) In the English text, in regulation 2(1), in the definition of “eligible prisoner”, for the words “prisoner Governor” in sub-paragraph (b) substitute “prison Governor”.

4.  In regulation 5(1)(e) after the words “wholly provided” insert “in the United Kingdom”.

5.  In regulation 6(9), for the words “or a grant for living costs” substitute “, grant for travel, maintenance grant or a special support grant”.

6.  In regulation 93, for paragraph (4) substitute—

(4) Paragraph (3)(e) does not apply—

(a)where the eligible part-time student is an eligible part-time prisoner; or

(b)in respect of an academic year during which the student enters prison or is released from prison.

7.  In the English text, in regulation 97(5)(g) for “£1,886” substitute “£1.886”.

8.  In regulation 99, after paragraph (9) insert—

(10) Subject to paragraph (11), a new eligible part-time student does not qualify for a new part-time course grant if the new eligible part-time student is a prisoner.

(11) Paragraph (10) does not apply in respect of an academic year during which the new eligible part-time student enters prison or is released from prison.

9.  In regulation 100, after paragraph (6) insert—

(7) Subject to paragraph (8), a new eligible part-time student does not qualify for a grant for disabled part-time students’ living costs if the new eligible part-time student is a prisoner.

(8) Paragraph (7) does not apply in respect of an academic year during which the new eligible part-time student enters prison or is released from prison.

10.—(1) In regulation 101, for paragraph (2) substitute—

(2) Subject to paragraph (5), an eligible part-time student does not qualify for part-time grants for dependants if the eligible part-time student is a prisoner.

(2) In regulation 101, after paragraph (4) insert—

(5) Paragraph (2) does not apply in respect of an academic year during which the eligible part-time student enters prison or is released from prison.

Huw Lewis

Minister for Education and Skills, one of the Welsh Ministers

1 July 2014

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