61 Power to secure proper performance: duty of authority where directions contemplatedE+W
After section 497A of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) there is inserted—
“497AA Power to secure proper performance: duty of authority where directions contemplated
Where, in relation to any function to which section 497A applies, the Secretary of State—
(a)is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (2) or (2A)(b) of that section, and
(b)has notified the local education authority that he is so satisfied and that he is contemplating the giving of directions under subsection (4) or (4A) of that section,
the authority shall give the Secretary of State, and any person authorised by him for the purposes of this section, all such assistance, in connection with the proposed exercise of the function by the Secretary of State or another person in pursuance of directions, as they are reasonably able to give.”
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