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The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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12.—(1) If a board, having decided to carry out functional work to which Article 6 applies, is requested by a person to supply the person with a statement falling within paragraph (2), the board shall supply such a statement to the person.

(2) A statement falling within this paragraph is a written statement showing—

(a)the board’s decision to carry out the work;

(b)the financial provisions shown in each offer (if any) to carry out the work made in response to an invitation made under Article 7(3); and

(c)the financial provisions of the bid prepared under Article 7(5) in relation to the work.

(3) Where a board makes a decision in consequence of which any work is required to be carried out (whether by the board itself or by some other person) in accordance with a specification which has been made available for inspection in accordance with a notice published for the purposes of Article 7(1), it shall be the duty of the board—

(a)to make arrangements for—

(i)a copy of the specification; and

(ii)a document containing a summary of the main requirements of the specification,

to be kept available, throughout the period during which the work in question is to be carried out, for inspection by members of the public, at all reasonable hours, at the principal office of the board; and

(b)to give such publicity to those arrangements as it thinks sufficient for drawing the attention of members of the public who may be interested to the fact that the specification and that document are so available.

(4) Paragraphs (5) to (7) apply to any report required to be prepared under Article 11.

(5) Any person may, at a place and time stated by a board which has prepared a report, inspect the report free of charge.

(6) A board which has prepared a report shall supply a copy (on request) to any person who pays such charge as the board may reasonably require.

(7) A board shall publish in at least 2 newspapers circulating in the area of the board notice of—

(a)the place and time at which any report prepared by the board may be inspected in accordance with paragraph (5);

(b)the fact that copies of the report are available for supply in accordance with paragraph (6); and

(c)the charge for each copy.

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