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Education Act 1918

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28Collection of information respecting schools

(1)In order that full information may be available as to the provision for education and the use made of such provision in England and Wales,—

(a)It shall be the duty of the responsible person as herein after defined, in respect of every school or educational institution not in receipt of grants from the Board of Education, to furnish to the Board of Education in a form prescribed by the Board—

(i)in the case of a school or educational institution existing at the appointed day, within three months of that day ;

(ii)in the case of a school or educational institution opened after the appointed day, within three months of the opening thereof ;

the name and address of the school or institution and a short description of the school or institution :

(b)It shall be the duty of every such responsible person when required by the Board of Education to furnish to the Board such further particulars with respect to the school or institution as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Board :

Provided that the Board may exempt from both or either of the above obligations any schools or educational institutions with respect to which the necessary information is already in the possession of the Board or is otherwise available.

(2)If the responsible person fails to furnish any information required by this section, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds, and to a penalty not exceeding five pounds for every day on which the failure continues after conviction therefor.

(3)For the purposes of this section " the responsible person " means the secretary or person performing the duty of secretary to the governing body of the school or institution, or, if there is no governing body, the headmaster or person responsible for the management of the school or institution.

(4)Any regulations made by the Board of Education under this section with respect to the particulars to be furnished shall be laid before Parliament as soon as may be after they are made.

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