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Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

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34Transitional provisions as regards college councils

(1)This section shall apply to the college council of every college of further education prescribed by order made under section 11 of this Act.

(2)During the transitional period a college council to which this section applies shall, subject to subsection (4) below, have such of the powers to be conferred by this Part of this Act on the board of management of the college—

(a)as are necessary or expedient to enable the college council to do anything they are required or enabled to do by this Part of this Act in connection with the transfer of the management of the college from the education authority to the board of management; and

(b)as will facilitate or enable the effective carrying on by the board of management of their functions after the first transfer date.

(3)In this section and in Schedules 5 and 6 to this Act, “the transitional period” in relation to the college council for a college of further education is the period beginning with such date as the Secretary of State may by order prescribe for the college and ending on the first transfer date.

(4)Subject to paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 to this Act, nothing in this section shall authorise a college council to enter into a contract of employment with any person.

(5)This section is without prejudice to Part II of the 1989 Act or any regulations made thereunder; but nothing in that Part or such regulations shall affect the exercise by any college council of any power or duty conferred on them by this Part of this Act.

(6)Nothing in section 58 of the 1989 Act (which makes provision as to the status of college councils, immunity from personal liability for members of college councils and the relationship for certain purposes of college councils to education authorities) shall apply to anything done or omitted to have been done by a college council or by any member of a college council under or in pursuance of this section.

(7)Schedule 5 to this Act, which makes provision for the transitional period as regards every college council to which this section applies, shall have effect.

(8)With effect from the date prescribed in pursuance of subsection (3) above, for the purposes of the determination of the composition of every college council to which this section applies—

(a)sections 54(4) and (5) and 55(2)(a), (b) and (c) of the 1989 Act and regulations 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the [S.I. 1990/1637.] College Council (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 1990 (provisions as to the composition of college councils) shall cease to have effect; and

(b)Schedule 6 to this Act, which contains provision as to the composition of college councils during the transitional period, shall have effect.

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