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Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 2992

Education, England

The Royal Forest of Dean College (Dissolution) Order 2010

Made

15th December 2010

Laid before Parliament

16th December 2010

Coming into force

31st January 2011

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 27 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992(1) (“the Act”).

This Order is made with the consent of the further education corporation established to conduct Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology (“Gloucestershire College”)(2). It is made for the purpose of giving effect to a proposal for the dissolution of the further education corporation established to conduct Royal Forest of Dean College(3) (“the corporation”) made by the Chief Executive of Skills Funding. The Secretary of State has consulted the corporation.

1.  This Order may be cited as the Royal Forest of Dean College (Dissolution) Order 2010 and comes into force on 31st January 2011.

2.  On 31st January 2011 the corporation is to be dissolved and all of its property, rights and liabilities are to be transferred to Gloucestershire College, being a body corporate established for purposes which include the provision of educational facilities or services.

3.  Section 26(2), (3) and (4) of the Act shall apply to any person employed by the corporation immediately before 31st January 2011 as if the reference in that section—

(a)to a person to whom that section applies were to a person so employed;

(b)to the operative date were to 31st January 2011;

(c)to the transferor were to the corporation; and

(d)to the corporation were to Gloucestershire College.

John Hayes

Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

15th December 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order dissolves with effect from 31st January 2011 the further education corporation established to conduct Royal Forest of Dean College. It provides for the transfer of its property, rights and liabilities to Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology and secures the rights of its employees by applying section 26(2) to (4) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

An Impact Assessment has not been prepared for this statement as it has no wider impact on the costs of business, charities or voluntary bodies. The impact on the public sector is minimal.

(1)

1992 c.13: section 27 was amended by S.I. 2005/3238, Schedule 1, paragraph 16; and by S.I. 2010/1080, Schedule 1, paragraphs 18 and 19; section 51 was amended by S.I. 2005/3238, Schedule 1, paragraph 21 and by S.I. 2010/1080, Schedule 1, paragraphs 18 and 21.

(2)

Established by the Education (Further Education Corporations) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/2097).

(3)

Established by the Education (Further Education Corporations) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/2097).

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