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The Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Funding of further education

5.—(1) The Department may make grants, loans or other payments—

(a)to the governing body of an institution of further education in respect of any expenditure incurred or to be incurred by it in connection with its functions under this Order in relation to the institution; and

(b)to such other persons as appear to it to be appropriate in respect of the expenditure of such persons incurred or to be incurred for the purposes of, or in connection with, the provision of further education.

(2) Grants, loans and other payments under this Article shall be of such amounts as the Department may determine.

(3) A grant, loan or other payment under this Article may be made subject to such conditions as the Department thinks appropriate and such conditions—

(a)may be imposed before, after or at the time the grant, loan or other payment is made; and

(b)may relate to any time, whether before or after such time.

(4) The terms and conditions on which the Department may make any grants, loans or other payments under this Article may, in particular, include conditions—

(a)enabling the Department to require the repayment, in whole or in part, of sums paid by it if any other condition subject to which the sums were paid is not complied with; and

(b)requiring the payment of interest in respect of any period during which a sum due to the Department in accordance with any other condition remains unpaid,

but shall not relate to the application by the person to whom the grants, loans or other payments are made of any sums derived otherwise than from the Department.

(5) A condition imposed under paragraph (3) shall not have effect as regards anything done, or omitted to have been done, before the date the condition was imposed.

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