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Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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Consultation by the Council

77.—(1) Before exercising its functions under Article 76(3) the Council shall consult with such bodies and persons as appear to it to be concerned.

(2) Where the Department proposes to exercise—

(a)the power conferred by Article 7(1) of the 1989 Order to set in place or revise any programme of study or attainment target for any listed contributory subject; or

(b)the power conferred by Article 8(2) of that Order to set in place or revise objectives for any educational theme, the Department may refer the proposal to the Council.

(3) Where a proposal is referred to the Council under paragraph (2), the Council shall, before such date as the Department may direct—

(a)consult, with regard to the proposal, with such bodies or persons as appear to the Council to be concerned; and

(b)make a report to the Department containing—

(i)a summary of the views expressed during the consultations;

(ii)the Council’s recommendations as to the proposal; and

(iii)such other advice relating to the proposal as the Council thinks fit.

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