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The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

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Funding by Department of higher education

30.—(1) The Department may, on such terms and conditions as it may determine, make grants—

(a)to the governing body of any higher education institution in Northern Ireland in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by it for the purposes of—

(i)the provision of education and the undertaking of research by that institution; or

(ii)the provision of any facilities, and the carrying on of any other activities, by that institution which the governing body of that institution considers it necessary or desirable to provide or carry on for the purposes of, or in connection with, education or research;

(b)to the governing body of any other prescribed institution in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by it for the purposes of the provision of prescribed higher education courses;

(c)to any body or person in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by that body or person for the purposes of the provision of services for the purposes of, or in connection with, the provision of education and the undertaking of research by higher education institutions in Northern Ireland.

(2) For the purposes of the exercise of its functions under this Article, the Department may obtain such advice and other services as it considers necessary or desirable from any other body or person on such terms and conditions as may be agreed between the Department and that other body or person.

(3) In this Article—

“governing body”, in relation to an institution means—

(a)in the case of a university, the executive governing body which has responsibility for the management and administration of its revenue and property and the conduct of its affairs;

(b)in the case of an institution of further education, the governing body constituted under Part VII of the 1989 Order;

(c)in the case of any other institution, the body which has responsibility for the conduct of its affairs;

“higher education course” means a course of a description for the time being mentioned in Schedule 7 to the 1989 Order;

“higher education institution” means—

(a)

a university; and

(b)

any other institution which provides higher education courses and is designated by regulations as a higher education institution for the purposes of this Article;

and references to a higher education institution in Northern Ireland include references to the Open University;

“university” includes a university college and any college, or institution in the nature of a college, in a university.

(4) Regulations under this Article shall be subject to negative resolution.

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