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Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Act 1996

1996 CHAPTER 50

F1An Act to provide for the making of grants in respect of nursery education and to permit borrowing by grant-maintained schools.

[24th July 1996]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—F1

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Grants in respect of nursery educationU.K.

F21 Arrangements for making grants.E+W

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F12 Delegation.E+W

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F13 Requirements.E+W

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F14 Children with special educational needs.E+W

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F35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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6 Disclosure of information.U.K.

[F1Schedule 2 (nursery education grants: disclosure of information) shall have effect.]

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Borrowing by grant-maintained schoolsE+W

F47. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W

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F4S. 7 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

SupplementaryU.K.

F18 Orders and regulations.E+W

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F19 Financial provisions.E+W

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F110 Consequential amendments and repeals.E+W

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11 Citation, interpretation, commencement and extent.U.K.

[F1(1)This Act may be cited as the Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Act 1996.

F5[(2)This Act shall be construed as one with the Education Act 1996.]

(3)The provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint; and different days may be appointed for different provisions and for different purposes.

(4)Apart from section 6 and Schedule 2 and this section, this Act extends to England and Wales only.]

Subordinate Legislation Made

P1S. 11(3) power partly exercised (31.7.1996): 1.9.1996 appointed for specific provisions by S.I. 1996/2022, art. 2.

S. 11(3) power partly exercised (10.12.1996): different dates appointed for specified provisions by S.I. 1996/3192.

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F5S. 11(2) substituted (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I para.132 (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

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F6SCHEDULE 1E+W

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F6Sch. 1 repealed and superseded (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 31, ss. 122(1)(2), 140(3), Schs. 26,31 (with ss. 138(9), 144(6)); S.I. 1998/2212, art. 2(1), Sch.1 Pt. I.

Section 6.

SCHEDULE 2E+W Nursery education grants: disclosure of information

1[F1(1)This Schedule applies to—U.K.

(a)civil servants in [F9the Department for Education and Skills] , civil servants in the Welsh Office and any other persons who carry out the administrative work of [F9the Department for Education and Skills] or the Welsh Office, and

(b)any person exercising any function by virtue of section 2 and any persons who are employed by (or are directors or other officers of) any such person or who carry out the administrative work of any such person.

(2)In this Schedule “social security information” means information of a prescribed description which was obtained by reason of the exercise by the Secretary of State of any of his functions under the M1Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 or the M2Social Security Administration Act 1992.]

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Marginal Citations

2E+W[F1The Secretary of State may supply to any person to whom this Schedule applies any such social security information as the person may require for or in connection with the exercise of any function relating to grants in respect of nursery education.]

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3[F1(1)A person who is or has been a person to whom this Schedule applies is guilty of an offence if he discloses without lawful authority any social security information relating to a particular person which he acquired while acting as a person to whom this Schedule applies.E+W

(2)It is not an offence under this paragraph—

(a)to disclose information in the form of a summary or collection of information so framed as not to enable social security information relating to any particular person to be ascertained from it, or

(b)to disclose social security information which has previously been disclosed to the public with lawful authority.

(3)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this paragraph to prove that at the time of the alleged offence—

(a)he believed that he was making the disclosure in question with lawful authority and had no reasonable cause to believe otherwise, or

(b)he believed that the information in question had previously been disclosed to the public with lawful authority and had no reasonable cause to believe otherwise.

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph a disclosure is to be regarded as made with lawful authority if, and only if, it is made—

(a)by a person in accordance with his official duty as a civil servant,

(b)by any other person either—

(i)for the purposes of the function in the exercise of which he holds the information and without contravening any restriction duly imposed by the Secretary of State or by any person authorised by the Secretary of State, or

(ii)to the Secretary of State or in accordance with an authorisation duly given by the Secretary of State or by any person authorised by the Secretary of State,

(c)in accordance with any enactment or order of a court,

(d)for the purposes of instituting, or otherwise for the purposes of, any proceedings before a court, or

(e)with the consent of the person to whom the information relates or of any person authorised to act on his behalf.

(5)A person guilty of an offence under this paragraph is liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine or both, or

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both.]

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Section 10.

SCHEDULE 3E+W Consequential amendments

The Education Act 1944 (c.31)E+W

F101E+W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F10Sch. 3 para. 1 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

The Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1948 (c.40)E+W

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F11Sch. 3 para. 2 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

The Education (Work Experience) Act 1973 (c.23)E+W

F123E+W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F12Sch. 3 para. 3 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c.65)E+W

F134E+W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F13Sch. 3 para. 4 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

The Race Relations Act 1976 (c.74)E+W

F145E+W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F14Sch. 3 para. 5 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

The National Health Service Act 1977 (c.49)E+W

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F15Sch. 3 para. 6 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

The Education Reform Act 1988 (c.40)E+W

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F16Sch. 3 para. 7 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

The Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (c.13)E+W

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F17Sch. 3 para. 8 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

The Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c.14)E+W

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F18Sch. 3 para. 9 repealed (27.7.1999 with application as mentioned in s. 30(2) of the repealing Act) by 1999 c. 27, ss. 30, 34, Sch. 2 Table2

The Education Act 1993 (c.35)E+W

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F19Sch. 3 para. 10 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

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F20Sch. 3 para. 11 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

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F21Sch. 3 para. 12 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 582(3), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

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F22Sch. 3 para. 13 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

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F23Sch. 3 para. 14 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

The Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c.23)E+W

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F24Sch. 3 para. 15 repealed (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(2), 583(2), Sch. 38 Pt.I (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39).

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SCHEDULE 4E+W Repeals

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