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Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

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37Scottish Higher Education Funding Council

(1)There shall be established a body corporate to be known as the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (referred to in this Part of this Act as the “Council”).

(2)The Council shall consist of not less than twelve nor more than fifteen members appointed by the Secretary of State, of whom one shall be so appointed as chairman.

(3)In appointing members of the Council the Secretary of State shall have regard to the desirability of including—

(a)persons who appear to him to have experience of, and to have shown capacity in, the provision of higher education or to have held, and to have shown capacity in, any position carrying responsibility for the provision of higher education and, in appointing such persons, he shall have regard to the desirability of their being currently engaged in the provision of higher education or in carrying responsibility for such provision; and

(b)persons who appear to him to have experience of, and to have shown capacity in, industrial, commercial or financial matters or the practice of any profession.

(4)In this Part of this Act references to institutions in Scotland are to institutions whose activities are carried on, or principally carried on, there and include the Open University.

(5)Schedule 7 to this Act has effect with respect to the Council.

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