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Further Education and Training Act 2007

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11Provision of services

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(1)The Learning and Skills Council for England may make arrangements with a person or body to whom this section applies for the provision by the Council of services that are required by the person or body in connection with the exercise of the person’s or body’s functions relating to education or training.

(2)The services that may be provided under arrangements made under subsection (1) include—

(a)providing accommodation and other facilities to a person or body to whom this section applies or managing such facilities on behalf of such a person or body;

(b)procuring, or assisting in procuring, goods and services for use by a person or body to whom this section applies.

(3)The terms and conditions upon which the arrangements are made may include provision for making payments to the Council in respect of expenditure incurred by the Council in performing any function under the arrangements.

(4)The persons and bodies to whom this section applies are—

(a)the Secretary of State;

(b)the Welsh Ministers;

(c)the Scottish Ministers;

(d)Northern Ireland departments;

(e)persons or bodies, wholly or partly funded from public funds, that have functions relating to education or training;

(f)persons or bodies specified, or of a description specified, by order made by the appropriate national authority for the purposes of this section.

(5)Before making arrangements under which it may provide services to a person or body falling within any of paragraphs (b) to (f) of subsection (4) in connection with the exercise of the person’s or body’s functions relating to education or training provided in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, the Council must obtain the consent of the Secretary of State.

(6)Before making arrangements under which it may provide services to a person or body falling within paragraph (a), (e) or (f) of subsection (4) in connection with the exercise of the person’s or body’s functions relating to education or training provided in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, the Council must obtain—

(a)in relation to education or training provided in Wales, the consent of the Welsh Ministers;

(b)in relation to education or training provided in Scotland, the consent of the Scottish Ministers;

(c)in relation to education or training provided in Northern Ireland, the consent of the Minister for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland.

(7)Consent may be given under subsection (5) or (6) in relation to particular arrangements or arrangements of a particular description.

(8)“The appropriate national authority” means—

(a)in relation to persons or bodies exercising functions relating only to education or training provided in Wales, the Welsh Ministers;

(b)in relation to persons or bodies exercising functions relating only to education or training provided in Scotland, the Scottish Ministers;

(c)in relation to persons or bodies exercising functions relating only to education or training provided in Northern Ireland, the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland;

(d)in any other case, the Secretary of State.

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