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Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Act 2022

Section 140: Duty to consult the Commission on careers services

440.This section inserts a new section 9A after section 9 of the Employment and Training Act 1973 (“the 1973 Act”).

441.The new section 9A will place Welsh Ministers under a duty to consult the Commission each year on strategic priorities for the next financial year for their performance of their duty in section 8 and the exercise of their power in section 9 of the 1973 Act. Section 8 of the 1973 Act places a duty on the Welsh Ministers to ensure the provision of careers services to pupils in schools and students in further education and training. Section 9 of the Act gives the Welsh Ministers a power to provide careers services for others.

442.For the purpose of this section financial year is defined as a period of 12 months ending on 31 March.

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