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Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 14: Validity of body’s proceedings

28.Section 14 ensures that the validity of proceedings of the governing body of an HEI is not affected by any vacancy arising in membership or category of membership (section 14(a)). This means that, in the event of an unexpected vacancy arising, the HEI can continue to function pending the appointment of a new member under section 10. Further, this validity is not affected by any defect in the appointment of a member of the relevant governing body (section 14(b)).

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