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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS - OCTOBER

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Education Act 1996 (Commencement No 3) Order. SI 2352. ...
Education Act 1996 (Commencement No 3) Order. SI 2352.

Brings into force on 30 October, but only in relation to Wales, s528 of the Act, under which local education authorities are placed under a duty to publish disability statements relating to further education.

A disability statement contains information of a prescribed description about the provision of further education facilities made by the authority for disabled persons. See also SI 2353 which prescribes information that must be contained in a disability statement, and the intervals at which statements should be published.

Housing (Right to Buy) (Priority of Charges) (No 2) Order. SI 2327. Effective

20 October.

Specifies eight bodies as approved lending institutions for the purposes of s156 Housing Act 1985 (priority of charges on disposals under the right to buy). Other bodies have been specified previously. The eight lenders are: Green Park Mortgage Funding Ltd; HSMS; Hyde Park Mortgage Funding Ltd; Regents Park Mortgage Funding Ltd; Silhouette Mortgages Ltd; Southern Pacific Mortgage Ltd; St James Park Mortgage Funding Ltd; and Transamerica Lending Company.

Curfew Order (Responsible Officer) Order. SI 2351. Effective 1 October.

Makes an employee of Securicor Custodial Services Ltd a person responsible for monitoring an offender's whereabouts during curfew periods, where the place of curfew relates to Berkshire, Greater Manchester, Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow or West Yorkshire. Where the curfew order specifies a place in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk or Suffolk, the responsible officer shall be an employee of Geografix Ltd. The Curfew Order (Responsible Officer) (Berkshire, Greater Manchester and Norfolk) Order 1995. (SI 1995/2840) is revoked.

Waste Management Licensing (Amendment) Regulation. SI 2203. Effective 9 October.

Section 74 Environmental Protection Act 1990 enables a waste regulation authority to decide whether a person is fit and proper to hold a waste management licence - one consideration being whether the management of the activities will be in the hands of a technically competent person.

Regulation 4 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 provides that a person is technically competent in relation to a type of facility listed, if he holds one of the certificates awarded by the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board specified in the regulations as being a relevant certificate of technical competence for that type of facility.

These amending regulations reclassify certain types of facility and the relevant certificates of competence for them. This is in consequence of the board's decision to award separate certificates in relation to bio-degradable waste on the one hand and clinical or special waste on the other, and no longer to award level 4 certificates in relation to special waste only. In addition, the range of relevant certificates for civic amenity sites is extended.

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