Call-in by the Scottish Ministers

16Determination of case

(1)Subsections (2) and (3) apply where a call-in notice is issued as respects a closure proposal.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may—

(a)refuse to consent to the proposal, or

(b)grant their consent to the proposal—

(i)subject to conditions, or


(3)The education authority may not proceed further with the proposal—

(a)unless the Scottish Ministers grant their consent to it under subsection (2)(b), and

(b)until the Scottish Ministers duly inform the authority of that consent (and any conditions to which it is subject).

(4)In subsection (3), the reference to proceeding further with the proposal is to implementing it (wholly or partly).