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Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 25: Consequential modifications

49.Section 25 introduces a schedule to the Act making a number of consequential amendments to, or modifications of, other enactments as a result of the Act. Paragraph 1 of the schedule makes consequential amendments to the Universities (Scotland) Act 1858. Paragraph 2 of the schedule makes consequential amendments to the Universities (Scotland) Act 1889. Finally, paragraph 3 makes consequential amendments to the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966. The consequential amendments are necessary as a result of the Act’s provisions on the appointment of senior lay members of governing bodies, the composition of governing bodies of HEIs and the composition of academic boards.

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