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Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010

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[F1SCHEDULE 2ASSchool Closure Review Panels

(introduced by section 17A)

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F1Sch. 2A inserted (1.8.2014 so far as necessary to enable Scottish Ministers to make regulations under paras. 1(9) and 2(5), 9.1.2015 in so far as not already in force) by Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 8), ss. 81(5), 102(3); S.S.I. 2014/165, art. 2, Sch.; S.S.I. 2014/353, art. 2(1)(a)

Convener of the School Closure Review PanelsS

1(1)There is established the office of the Convener of the School Closure Review Panels.S

(2)The Scottish Ministers must appoint a person to hold that office.

(3)A person so appointed—

(a)is not to be regarded as a servant or agent of the Crown and does not have any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown,

(b)subject to any provision made in regulations under sub-paragraph (9), holds and vacates office on such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may determine.

(4)The Convener—

(a)may delegate a function conferred on the Convener by this Act,

(b)must delegate such a function if required to do so by directions issued under paragraph 4.

(5)Nothing in sub-paragraph (4)(a) prevents the Convener from carrying out any function delegated under that sub-paragraph.

(6)Sub-paragraph (7) applies during any period when—

(a)the office of the Convener is vacant, or

(b)the person holding that office is unable to perform the functions conferred on the office because the person is incapacitated.

(7)The Scottish Ministers may appoint a person to act as Convener during that period.

(8)A person appointed to act as Convener under sub-paragraph (7)—

(a)is to be appointed on such terms and conditions as the Scottish Ministers may determine,

(b)while acting as such, is to be treated for all purposes, except those of any regulations made under sub-paragraph (9), as the Convener.

(9)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision for or about—

(a)eligibility for, and disqualification from, appointment under sub-paragraph (2),

(b)tenure and removal from office of a person appointed under sub-paragraph (2),

(c)payment of—

(i)salary, fees, expenses and allowances to such a person,

(ii)pensions, allowances or gratuities (including by way of compensation for loss of office) to, or in respect of, such a person,

(d)such other matters in relation to the appointment of the Convener as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.

Panel membersS

2(1)The Convener is to appoint such number of persons as the Convener considers appropriate to be eligible to serve as members of a School Closure Review Panel.S

(2)Each Panel is to consist of 3 of the persons appointed under sub-paragraph (1).

(3)It is for the Convener to select—

(a)the members of the Panel,

(b)one of those members to chair the Panel.

(4)The Convener is to make appropriate arrangements for the training of persons appointed under sub-paragraph (1).

(5)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision for or about—

(a)eligibility for, and disqualification from, appointment under sub-paragraph (1),

(b)tenure and removal from office of persons so appointed,

(c)the process for the selection of Panel members under sub-paragraph (3),

(d)payment of expenses, fees and allowances to persons selected under that sub-paragraph,

(e)such other matters as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate in relation to—

(i)the appointment of persons under sub-paragraph (1),

(ii)the selection of Panel members under sub-paragraph (3).

Property, staff and servicesS

3(1)The Scottish Ministers may—S

(a)provide, or ensure the provision of, such property, staff and services to the Convener as they consider necessary or expedient in connection with the exercise of the Convener's functions,

(b)pay grants to the Convener for the purposes of enabling the Convener to employ staff and obtain services in connection with the exercise of the Convener's functions.

(2)The Convener is to provide a School Closure Review Panel with such staff and services as the Convener considers necessary or expedient in connection with the exercise of the Panel's functions.

DirectionsS

4(1)The Scottish Ministers may issue directions to the Convener as to the exercise of the Convener's functions (and the Convener must comply with them).S

(2)Directions under sub-paragraph (1) may vary or revoke earlier such directions.

(3)The Scottish Ministers must publish any directions issued under sub-paragraph (1) in such manner as they consider appropriate.

ReportsS

5(1)As soon as practicable after the end of each calendar year, the Convener must prepare a report on—S

(a)the exercise of the Convener's functions during that year, and

(b)the exercise of the functions of any School Closure Review Panel which has carried out a review under section 17B during that year.

(2)A report prepared under sub-paragraph (1) must be—

(a)submitted to the Scottish Ministers, and

(b)published in such manner as the Convener considers appropriate.]

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