18 Information to be given by institutions.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)This section applies to any institution by which, or under whose direction—
(a)any relevant course of study is, or is proposed to be, given;
(b)any examination is, or is proposed to be, held in connection with any such course; or
(c)any test of competence is, or is proposed to be, conducted in connection with any such course or for any other purpose connected with this Act.
(2)In subsection (1) “relevant course of study” has the same meaning as in section 12.
(3)Whenever required to do so by the [F1Education Committee], any such institution shall give to [F2the Committee] such information as [F2the Committee] may reasonably require in connection with the exercise of its functions under this Act.
(4)The matters with respect to which the [F1Education Committee]may require information under subsection (3) include—
(a)the requirements which must be met by any person pursuing the course of study, undergoing the course of training or taking the examination or test in question;
(b)the financial position of the institution;
(c)the efficiency of the institution’s management.
[F3(5)Where an institution refuses any reasonable request for information made by the Education Committee under this section, the Committee may recommend to the General Council that recognition of the qualification in question be either—
(6)Where a recommendation is made to the General Council under subsection (5), the Council may—
(a)in a case to which subsection (5)(a) applies, refuse to recognise the qualification under section 14; or
(b)in a case to which subsection (5)(b) applies, give a direction under section 16(2) (with the required approval of the Privy Council) in respect of the qualification.]