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The Education Reform(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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7.—(1) A person shall be disqualified for being a member of the Council if—

(a)he is employed by the Council, otherwise than as an assistant teacher within the meaning of Schedule 5 to the principal Order;

(b)he has been adjudged bankrupt or has made a composition with his creditors;

(c)he has, within the last five years immediately preceding the day of his appointment or at any time thereafter, been convicted by a court in Northern Ireland or elsewhere in the British Islands of any offence and ordered to be imprisoned for a period of not less than three months without the option of a fine.

(2) A person appointed to the Council by the Council from amongst parents or assistant teachers elected under paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 5 to the principal Order to the Boards of Governors of Catholic maintained schools shall if he ceases to hold office as a member of the Board of Governors of a Catholic maintained school cease to be a member of the Council.

(3) Where a member of the Council becomes disqualified under sub-paragraph (1) or is absent from meetings of the Council for more than 6 months consecutively, or a person ceases to be a member of the Council under sub-paragraph (2), the Council shall forthwith declare his office vacant.

(4) Attendance as a member of the Council at any meeting of a committee of the Council shall for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) be regarded as an attendance at a meeting of the Council.

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