1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Local Education Authority (Payment of School Expenses) Regulations 1999, and shall come into force on 1st September 1999.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 September 1999: see above.

2 Payment of expenses

2Payment of expenses

(1)    This regulation prescribes the circumstances in which a local education authority may, pursuant to section 518(1)(a) of the Education Act 1996, for the purpose of enabling a child attending a community, foundation, voluntary or special school to take advantage of any educational facilities available to him, pay such expenses as may be necessary to enable him to take part in any school activity.

(2)    A local education authority may make such a payment where they are satisfied that it should be made in order to prevent or relieve financial hardship.

(3)    However any payment as mentioned in paragraph (1) must be related to the means of the child's parents.

(4)    In this regulation, “child” means a person who is not over compulsory school age.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 September 1999: see reg 1.

3 Revocation and saving

3Revocation and saving

(1)    Regulation 4(a) of the Scholarships and Other Benefits Regulations 1977 is hereby revoked.

(2)    However paragraph (1) shall not affect the continued operation of regulation 4(a) of those Regulations in connection with—

(a)    the payment of expenses, or

(b)    a decision to pay expenses,

under that provision in relation to educational facilities made available before 1st September 1999.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 September 1999: see reg 1.

Signature

Estelle Morris

Minister of State,

Department for Education and Employment

12th June 1999

Peter Hain

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Welsh Office

15th June 1999

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prescribe the circumstances in which a local education authority (LEA) may, pursuant to the power conferred by section 518(1)(a) of the Education Act 1996 (as substituted by section 129 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998), pay expenses to enable a child to take part in any school activity.

The power applies in respect of a child who is not over compulsory school age and is attending a community, foundation, voluntary or special school, and may be exercised only for the purpose of enabling him to take advantage of any available educational facilities.

These Regulations provide that an LEA may make a payment of such expenses where they are satisfied that this should be done for the purpose of preventing or relieving financial hardship. The amount of the payment must be related to the means of the child's parents. (See regulation 2.)

Provision is also made (in regulation 3) for the revocation, with savings, of regulation 4(a) of the Scholarships and Other Benefits Regulations 1977.