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Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

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28Control of disposal of certain land etc

(1)This section applies to any land which, at any time during the period beginning on 22nd March 1991 and ending on the first transfer date, was owned, held, used or obtained by an education authority wholly or partly for or in connection with the purposes of a college of further education which, at any time during that period—

(a)was under the management of the education authority (whether or not any functions had been delegated to a college council in pursuance of a delegation scheme under section 56 of the 1989 Act); and

(b)was providing at least one full-time programme of further education.

(2)Subject to subsections (3) and (5) below, an education authority shall not dispose of or enter into any agreement or unilateral obligation for the disposal of any land to which this section applies without the prior consent, given in writing, of the Secretary of State.

(3)The consent of the Secretary of State is not required for the disposal of any land in pursuance of any requirement of an order of any court, anything in any enactment (including an enactment contained in a subordinate instrument) or any rule of law.

(4)Any consent for the purposes of this section may be given—

(a)either in respect of a particular disposal or in respect of disposals of any class or description; and

(b)either unconditionally or subject to conditions.

(5)Nothing in this section shall affect anything required to be done by an education authority in pursuance of an obligation entered into by them before 22nd March 1991 and, if the obligation is a unilateral obligation, notified by them to the beneficiary before that date.

(6)This section shall have effect notwithstanding anything in section 74 of the [1973 c. 65.] Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 or in any other enactment (including an enactment contained in a subordinate instrument) relating to the disposal of land held by a local authority.

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