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23Clothing grantsS

After section 54 of the 1980 Act insert—

54APower to require education authorities to make clothing grants

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision requiring an education authority to pay a grant of a specified amount to or in respect of a pupil of a specified description for the provision of clothing for the pupil.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) may make the payment of a grant subject to specified conditions (including conditions as to repayment).

(3)Regulations under subsection (1) may make different provision for different purposes.

(4)In this section, “specified” means specified in the regulations..