Further and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Act

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An Act of the National Assembly for Wales to make provision about the governance of institutions within the further education sector and about the supply of information in connection with the provision of support to students in further or higher education.

Having been passed by the National Assembly for Wales and having received the assent of Her Majesty, it is enacted as follows:

Further education institutions: governance

1 Borrowing and investing by further education corporations

In section 19 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (supplementary powers of a further education corporation) , omit—

(a) subsection (4 A) (power in subsection (4)(bb) to form, participate in forming or invest in company not to be exercised by further education corporation in Wales for conducting, or investing in company conducting, educational institution) ,

(b) subsection (4 AA) (power in subsection (4)(bc) to form, participate in forming or otherwise becoming member of charitable incorporated organisation not to be exercised by further education corporation in Wales for conducting, or becoming member of charitable incorporated organisation conducting, educational institution) ,

(c) subsection (4 AB) (power of Welsh Ministers to consent to exercise of power not complying with restriction in subsection (4 A) or (4 AA)) ,

(d) subsection (4 B) (powers in subsection (4)(bb) and (bc) not to be exercised by further education corporation in Wales for provision of education funded by Welsh Ministers under Learning and Skills Act 2000) ,

(e) subsection (4 C) (subsection (4 B) not to apply if Welsh Ministers consent to exercise of powers) , and

(f) subsection (5) (power in subsection (4)(c) to borrow not to be exercised by further education corporation in Wales without consent of Welsh Ministers).

2 Instrument and articles of government of further education corporations

(1) In section 20 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (constitution of corporation and conduct of the institution) , for subsections (2) and (2 A) substitute—

“(2) Instruments of government and articles of government of further education corporations—

(a) must comply with the requirements of Schedule 4 , and

(b) subject to that, may make such other provision as may be necessary or desirable.”

(2) Schedule 1 (which substitutes Schedule 4 to the Further and Higher Education Act 1992) has effect.

(3) For sections 22 and 22 ZA of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 substitute—

“22 Subsequent instruments and articles

A further education corporation may modify or replace their instrument of government or articles of government.”

3 Dissolution of further education corporations

For sections 27 to 27 C of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 substitute—

“27 Proposals for dissolution of further education corporations

(1) This section applies if a further education corporation propose that the corporation should be dissolved.

(2) The corporation must publish—

(a) details of the proposal, and

(b) such other information as may be prescribed by regulations made by the appropriate authority.

(3) The publication is to be in accordance with regulations made by the appropriate authority.

(4) The corporation must consult on the proposal, and take account of the views of those consulted, in accordance with regulations made by the appropriate authority.

(5) In this section, “the appropriate authority” means—

(a) in relation to a further education corporation in England, the Secretary of State, and

(b) in relation to a further education corporation in Wales, the Welsh Ministers.

27 ADissolution of further education corporations

(1) This section and section 27 B apply if, after complying with section 27 , a further education corporation resolve that the corporation should be dissolved on a specified date.

(2)“The dissolution date” means the date specified in a resolution under subsection (1).

(3) The corporation must notify the appropriate authority of the resolution and the dissolution date as soon as reasonably practicable.

(4) The corporation are dissolved on the dissolution date.

(5) In this section, “the appropriate authority” has the meaning given in section 27.

27 B Dissolution of further education corporations: transfer of property, rights and liabilities

(1) At any time before the dissolution date, the corporation may transfer any of their property, rights or liabilities to such person or body, or a person or body of such description, as may be prescribed by regulations made by the appropriate authority.

(2) The corporation may do so only with the consent of the person or body concerned.

(3) A transfer under subsection (1) has effect on the dissolution date.

(4) Subsection (5) applies if a person or body prescribed, or of a description prescribed, under subsection (1) is not a charity established for charitable purposes which are exclusively educational...

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