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17 Provision, maintenance and equipment of schools and other buildings.S

(1)[F1Subject to subsection (6) below,][i]t shall be the duty of an education authority [F2, in the performance of their functions under sections 1 to 6 of this Act,] to provide for their area,. . . F3 sufficient accommodation in public schools (whether day schools or boarding schools),. . . F4 and other educational establishments under their management to enable them to [F5perform their said functions].

[F6(2)In any case where an education authority are satisfied, whether upon representations made to them by any church or denominational body acting on behalf of the parents of children belonging to such church or body or otherwise, that a new school is required for the accommodation of children whose parents are resident within the area of the authority, regard being had to the religious belief of such parents, it shall be lawful for the education authority to provide a new school.]

(3)[F7Subject to subsection (6) below,][a]n education authority shall maintain and keep efficient every public school,. . . F4 and other educational establishment under their management, and shall from time to time provide such additional accommodation as may be necessary to [F8enable them to perform their functions under sections 1 to 6 of this Act.].

(4)An education authority may, for the purposes of their duty under this section, provide, alter, improve, enlarge, equip and maintain schools,. . . F4 and other educational establishments outwith as well as within their area.

(5)An education authority may provide, alter, improve, enlarge, equip, maintain and furnish houses and hostels, with such outbuildings and gardens as they think expedient, for teachers and other officers employed by them (whether or not employed in or about an educational establishment).

[F9(6)Subsections (1) and (3) above shall have effect as regards further education only to the extent that the education authority is under a duty to do anything under the said sections 1 to 6.]

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