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Education Act 1997

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27The Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales

(1)The body corporate known as Awdurdod Cwricwlwm ac Asesu Cymru shall continue in existence but, as from the commencement of this section, shall be known as Awdurdod Cymwysterau, Cwricwlwm ac Asesu Cymru or the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales.

(2)The Authority shall consist of not less than 10 nor more than 15 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—

(a)shall include among the members of the Authority—

(i)persons who appear to him to have relevant knowledge or experience in education, and

(ii)persons who appear to him to have relevant knowledge or experience in training; and

(b)may include among those members persons who appear to him to have experience of occupations, trades or professions having an interest in education or training.

(5)Schedule 5 to this Act, which replaces Schedule 30 to the Education Act 1996, has effect in relation to the Authority.

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