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Architects (Registration) Act 1931

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FIRST SCHEDULEConstitution of the Council

1Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, the Council shall be composed of the following persons, that is to say :—

(i)one member appointed by the Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects in respect of every five hundred architect members of that Institute, being fellows, associates or licentiates thereof;

(ii)one member appointed by the Council of the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors in respect of every five hundred architect members of that Association, being fellows, associates or licentiates thereof;

(iii)one member appointed by the Council of the Faculty of Architects and Surveyors in respect of every five hundred architect members of that Faculty;

(iv)one member appointed by the Council of the Architectural Association (London) in respect of every five hundred architect members of that Association, not being student members;

(v)one member appointed by the Council of the Association of Architects, Surveyors and Technical Assistants in respect of every five hundred architect members of that Association;

(vi)one member appointed jointly by the councils or other governing bodies of the provincial associations of the bodies mentioned in the foregoing sub-paragraphs, in respect of every five hundred persons who are architect members of one or more of those associations but are not architect members of any of the bodies so mentioned;

(vii)one member (being a registered person) elected in the prescribed manner in respect of every five hundred registered persons, not being architect members of any of the bodies referred to in the foregoing provisions of this Schedule;

(viii)one member appointed by .the Council of the Ulster Society of Architects (Incorporated);

(ix)five members appointed as follows :—

One by the President of the Board of Education. One by the Minister of Health. One by the Commissioners of Works. One by the Department of Health for Scotland. One by the Governor of Northern Ireland:

Provided that—

(a)for the purpose of the first constitution of the Council, the provisions of sub-paragraph (vii) of this paragraph shall not apply, and in lieu of the members to be elected under that sub-paragraph the Secretary of State shall, after consultation with the councils of the several bodies referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) to (v) of this paragraph, appoint five members, being persons who appear to the Secretary of State to be in practice as architects but are not architect members of any of the bodies referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) to (vi) of this paragraph; and

(b)a member shall not be appointed by the Governor of Northern Ireland until this Act has come into operation in Northern Ireland.

2The council of each of the following bodies shall be entitled to appoint as a member of the Council one person, not being a registered person :—

The Chartered Surveyors' Institution. The Institution of Structural Engineers. The Institution of Municipal and County Engineers. The Society of Engineers. The Institute of Builders. The National Federation of Building Trades Employers. The National Federation of Building Trades Operatives.

3For the purpose of computing the number of persons in respect of whom members of the Council are to be appointed or elected under sub-paragraph (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) or (vii) of paragraph 1 of this Schedule—

(a)any fraction of five hundred shall be reckoned as five hundred; and

(b)regard shall be had only to persons ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom; and

(c)in relation to any of the bodies referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) to (vi) of the said paragraph, any person being an honorary, corresponding or retired member of that body shall be deemed not to be a member thereof.

4(1)For the purpose of the first constitution of the Council, the Secretary of State shall appoint a committee consisting of nine members, of whom six shall be persons who appear to the Secretary of State to represent the bodies referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) to (vi) of paragraph 1 of this Schedule, and three shall be persons who have been appointed as members of the Council by the Secretary of State under proviso (a) to that paragraph, and it shall be the duty of that committee to determine for the said purpose, in accordance with this Schedule, the number of persons in respect of whom members of the Council are to be appointed under each of the said sub-paragraphs, and to summon the first meeting of the Council.

(2)The council or other governing body of each of the bodies referred to in the said sub-paragraphs shall furnish to the said committee such information as the committee may reasonably require for the purpose of performing their duties.

(3)Any determination of the said committee under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall be final and conclusive and not subject to review in any court.

(4)The quorum of the said committee shall be such number as may be determined by the committee.

(5)Without prejudice to the provisions of section thirty-seven of the Interpretation Act, 1889, the functions of the said committee shall be exerciseable as from the passing of this Act.

5Where, by virtue of the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Schedule, any of the bodies referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) to (vi) of that paragraph is on any occasion required to appoint two or more persons as members of the Council, those persons shall be appointed by that body simultaneously.

6Every member of the Council shall hold office until the expiration of one year from the date of his appointment or election, as the case may be, so however that a member may at any time resign his office, and a member ceasing to hold office shall be eligible for subsequent appointment or election.

7The powers of the Council may be exercised notwithstanding any vacancy in their number.

SECOND SCHEDULEConstitution of the Board of Architectural Education

1Subject to the provisions of this Schedule the Board shall be composed of the following persons, that is to say :—

One person nominated by each of the Governing Bodies of the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London, and three persons nominated by the Standing Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland. Three persons nominated by the Royal Society of Teachers, being persons who appear to that Society to represent teaching bodies. One person nominated by the governing body of each of the following schools of architecture :—

The Liverpool School of Architecture, University of Liverpool. The Bartlett School of Architecture, University of London. The School of Architecture, Victoria University, Manchester. The Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. The Glasgow School of Architecture. The School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art. The School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's Colleges, Aberdeen. The School of Architecture, Leeds College of Art. The Welsh School of Architecture, Technical College, Cardiff. The Birmingham School of Architecture. Four persons nominated jointly by the governing bodies of the following schools of architecture:—

The Department of Architecture, University of Sheffield. The Cambridge University School of Architecture. The School of Architecture, Armstrong College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. The School of Architecture, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. The Department of Architecture, Northern Polytechnic, London. The School of Architecture, Leicester College of Arts and Crafts. The School of Architecture, Municipal School of Arts and Crafts, Southend-on-Sea. The Nottingham School of Architecture. The School of Architecture, The Polytechnic, Regent Street, London. The Director of Education of the School of Architecture of the Architectural Association London. Four persons nominated by the Association of Technical Institutions, being persons who appear to that Association to represent technical institutions teaching architecture and of whom two are members of London institutions and two are members of provincial institutions. One person nominated by the National Society of Art Masters, being a person who appears to that Society to represent the art schools teaching architecture. One person nominated by the National Association of Principals of Technical Institutions. One person nominated by the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions. Two persons nominated by each of the following bodies :—

The Institute of Builders. The National Federation of Building Trades Operatives. One person nominated by each of the following bodies :—

The Headmasters' Conference. The Incorporated Association of Headmasters. The Association of Head Mistresses. The Association of Architects, Surveyors and Technical Assistants. The Royal Society of Arts. The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. The Ulster Society of Architects (Incorporated). The British School at Rome, Faculty of Architecture. The Royal Academy of Arts. The Union of Educational Institutions. The Workers Educational Association. The Central Education Committee of the Cooperative Union. The Education Officer of the London County Council. The Master of the Art Workers' Guild. The President of the Town Planning Institute. The President of the Architectural Association (London). Twenty-four registered persons nominated by the Council:

Provided that so much of this paragraph as requires the nominees of the Council to be registered persons shall not apply in relation to the first appointment of the Board.

2If it appears to the Board to be desirable that any school of architecture, not being a school specified in the foregoing provisions of this Schedule, should be represented on the Board, then, subject as hereinafter provided, the Board may nominate for membership thereof one person recommended to it by the governing body of that school, and upon the name of any person duly nominated as aforesaid being submitted to the Council in the prescribed manner, the Council shah appoint that person to be a member of the Board :

Provided that the number of members appointed under this paragraph shall not at any time exceed the prescribed number.

THIRD SCHEDULEConstitution of the Admission Committee

The Admission Committee shall be composed of—

(1)one person nominated by each of the following bodies :—

The Institution of Municipal and County Engineers. The Society of Engineers. The Chartered Surveyors' Institution. The Institution of Structural Engineers. The Institute of Builders; and

(2)not less than twelve or more than eighteen registered persons, of whom four shall be nominated by the Royal Institute of British Architects, four by the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, one by the Faculty of Architects and Surveyors, and the remainder by the Council:

Provided that so much of paragraph (2) of this Schedule as requires the persons nominated thereunder to be registered persons shall not apply in relation to the first appointment of the Admission Committee.

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