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Title, commencement and application

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Education (Postgraduate Master’s Degree Loans) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 28 July 2017 and apply in relation to Wales.

Amendments

2.  The Education (Postgraduate Master’s Degree Loans) (Wales) Regulations 2017(1) are amended as follows.

3.  In regulation 3 (eligible students) —

(a)at the beginning of paragraph (3)(k), insert “subject to paragraph (8),”;

(b)for paragraph (8), substitute —

(8) The Welsh Ministers may deem a person described in paragraph (3)(i) or (3)(k) to be an eligible student where the Welsh Ministers are of the view that the person had not been able to complete the course to which the previous loan related due to compelling personal reasons.

4.  In regulation 14(3), after “payment of”, omit “the”.

5.  In Schedule 1 (Eligible Students), sub-paragraph 9(1)—

(a)after “person”, omit “who”;

(b)at the beginning of paragraph (a) insert “who”;

(c)in paragraph (a), omit “either”;

(d)at the beginning of paragraph (b) insert “who”;

(e)at the end of paragraph (b) omit “or”;

(f)at the beginning of paragraph (c) insert “who”.

Kirsty Williams

Cabinet Secretary for Education , one of the Welsh Ministers

27 June 2017