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(1)In the event of a vacancy arising for a parent member of a School Board—
(a)a by-election shall not be held to fill the place unless, within two months after the vacancy occurs, the education authority receive a request in writing for such a by-election from whichever is the lesser of—
(i)thirty parents of pupils in attendance at the school; or
(ii)a number of such parents equal to at least a quarter of those who were entitled to vote at the most recently held regular election of parent members; and
(b)the education authority shall, as soon as practicable, take such steps as appear to the authority to be reasonable to inform the parents of the pupils in attendance at the school—
(i)that the vacancy has arisen; and
(ii)of what paragraph (a) above provides.
(2)In the event of a lesser number of parent members being elected than is necessary to make up the number for the time being prescribed for the purposes of section 2(1)(a) of the 1988 Act (which relates to the composition of a School Board), a by-election shall not be held to fill the place.
(3)Schedule 1 to this Act (which contains amendments to that Act consequential on subsections (1) and (2) above) shall have effect.
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