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Education Act 1997

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Establishment of the Authority

21The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

(1)There shall be a body corporate known as the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

(2)The Authority shall consist of not less than 8 nor more than 13 members appointed by the Secretary of State.

(3)Of the members of the Authority, the Secretary of State—

(a)shall appoint one as chairman, and

(b)may appoint another as deputy chairman.

(4)The Secretary of State shall include among the members of the Authority—

(a)persons who appear to him to have experience of, and to have shown capacity in, the provision of education, or to have held, and to have shown capacity in, any position carrying responsibility for the provision of education;

(b)persons who appear to him to have experience of, and to have shown capacity in, the provision of training or to have held, and to have shown capacity in, any position carrying responsibility for the provision of training; and

(c)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.

(5)Schedule 4 has effect in relation to the Authority.

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