SL(5)318 – The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Background and Purpose

These Regulations amend the Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) Regulations 2009 (“the Principal Regulations”), which were made under section 22 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998.  The Principal Regulations make provision for the repayment of income-contingent student loans in England and Wales.  These Regulations make changes to the way in which repayments are administered to reduce the extent of overpayment by borrowers. The Regulations are made on a composite basis by the Secretary of State (for Education) and the Welsh Ministers (as were the Principal Regulations).  The Explanatory Memorandum explains the relevant powers that are still exercisable by the Secretary of State in relation to Wales.

Procedure

Negative

Technical Scrutiny

The following points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.2(ix) in respect of this instrument. 

As with the Principal Regulations, these Regulations are made in English only.  The Explanatory Memorandum states that: “Given the composite nature of the Regulations and that no routine Parliamentary processes exist by which to lay bilingual regulations before Parliament, these Regulations will be made in English only.”   

Merits Scrutiny

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3 in respect of this instrument.

Implications arising from exiting the European Union

No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3 in respect of this instrument.

Government Response

A government response is required.

Legal Advisers

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

7 February 2019