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University of Wales, Cardiff Act 2004

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University of Wales, Cardiff Act 2004

2004 CHAPTER vi

An Act to dissolve the University of Wales College of Medicine; to transfer all rights, properties and liabilities of the said College to the University of Wales, Cardiff; to make provisions as to the funds held by or on behalf of the University of Wales, Cardiff; and for connected and other purposes.

[28th October 2004]

WHEREAS—

(1)The institution now known as the University of Wales, Cardiff or Prifysgol Cymru, Caerdydd (“the Institution”) was founded as University of Wales College of Cardiff by Royal Charter granted on 26th September 1988 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:

(2)The Institution is the successor of the former University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire (subsequently known as University College, Cardiff) and of the former University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (“the former bodies”):

(3)The Institution is subject to the said Charter of 26th September 1988 and to the University of Wales College of Cardiff Act 1988 which dissolved the former bodies and transferred their property and liabilities to the Institution:

(4)By a special statute made pursuant to the said Charter in 1996 the name and style of the Institution was changed to that which it now bears:

(5)The Welsh National School of Medicine was incorporated by Royal Charter granted on 21st January 1931 by His Majesty King George V and, by a Supplemental Charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 26th July 1984, its name and style was changed to the University of Wales College of Medicine (“the College”):

(6)The Institution and the College have established successful partnership arrangements and have concluded that their respective objects and duties would be better achieved and performed if the two bodies were united as one institution:

(7)The Institution and the College wish to respond to the National Assembly for Wales strategy for the Higher Education Sector in Wales issued in March 2002 which emphasises the need for institutions in the sector to aspire to world class performance, and identifies reconfiguration as a key priority for the sector:

(8)It is expedient to make provision for the dissolution of the College and for the transfer of its rights, properties and liabilities to the Institution:

(9)It is expedient to make provisions as to the funds held by or on behalf of the Institution:

(10)It is expedient that the other provisions contained in this Act should be enacted:

(11)The objects of this Act cannot be attained without the authority of Parliament:

May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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