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The Further Education (Governing Body of Institution of Further Education) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2016 No. 391

Education

The Further Education (Governing Body of Institution of Further Education) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Made

28th October 2016

Affirmed by resolution of the Assembly on

  28th November 2016

Coming into operation in accordance with Article 1

The Department for the Economy(1) makes the following order in exercise of the powers (2)conferred by paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 3(3) of the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997(4) and of every other power enabling it on that behalf:

Citation and Commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Further Education (Governing Body of Institution of Further Education) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation on the day after the day on which it is affirmed by resolution of the Assembly.

Amendment to Membership of Governing Body

2.  In Schedule 3 to the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 in paragraph 2 omit sub-paragraph (1)(e).

Transitional Provisions

3.  Appointments made under sub-paragraph 1(e) of paragraph 2 to Schedule 3 of the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 before the coming into operation of this Order, shall continue to have effect.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for the Economy on 28th October 2016.

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Beverley Harrison

A senior officer of the

Department for the Economy

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 to remove the requirement on the Department for the Economy to appoint two persons nominated by the Education Authority (formerly the Education and Library Boards) to each of the Governing Bodies of the Northern Ireland Further Education Institutions. In addition, they allow for existing Education Authority appointments to continue within the confines of their terms of appointment.

(1)

The Departments Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (2016 c.5 (N.I.))

(2)

The Departments (Transfer and Assignment of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R. 1999 No. 481) transferred functions under the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 to the Department of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment, which was renamed the Department for Employment and Learning (see Department for Employment and Learning Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 (c.15 (N.I.))). The Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (S.R. 2016 No. 76) subsequently transferred functions under the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 to the Department for the Economy.

(3)

Schedule 3, paragraph 2(3) inserted by the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1915 (N.I.11)), articles 1(2) and 38(1)

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