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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 234: Powers of Secretary of State in absence of SSSNB agreement

736.The effect of subsections (1) and (2) of this section is that where the SSSNB notifies the Secretary of State that it has been unable to reach agreement or fails to submit an agreement to the Secretary of State by any deadline imposed, the Secretary of State may extend any such deadline or, if he considers there is an urgent need to do so, may make provision by order in relation to the matter referred to the SSSNB.

737.The effect of subsections (3) and (4) is that where, following reconsideration, the SSSNB fails by any deadlines imposed either to submit a revised agreement, or, where it has not agreed any revisions, to resubmit the existing agreement to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State may extend any such deadline or, if he considers there is an urgent need to do so, by order make provision in relation to a matter to which the agreement relates.

738.Subsection (5) requires the Secretary of State to consult the SSSNB before making an order under this section relating to a matter referred to the SSSNB, or to a matter to which an agreement referred to the SSSNB relates.

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