14. School premises Regulations are therefore needed to ensure that the specific needs of pupils are met particularly on issues that impact on their welfare (such as washroom facilities, lighting and acoustics) or on education (such as playing fields). However, for the reasons outlined above, there is no need to duplicate legislation that adequately covers particular areas.
15. Therefore, we propose to remove some Regulations that are no longer necessary, retain and update others. This should have the effect of minimising bureaucracy and reduce the burden on education authorities. We expect the Regulations will come into force in the early part of 2018.
16. The Regulations that we propose to retain, update or remove are set out below and summarised in Annex A. Your views on these proposals are welcome. If you think that they would have an adverse effect on welfare or education then please let us know.
Email: Veronica Smith
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
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