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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Directions as to transfer of property, rights and liabilities of dissolved Board of Governors

3.—(1) Where it appears to the Department that a Board of Governors is to be dissolved by virtue of paragraph 2(1)(a), the Department may give such directions as it thinks fit with respect to the winding up of the Board of Governors and in particular with respect to the transfer of any property, rights or liabilities of the Board of Governors.

(2) Before giving any directions under this paragraph in relation to the Board of Governors of a school the Department shall consult—

(a)the Board of Governors of the school,

(b)in the case of a controlled school, the board responsible for the management of the school,

(c)in the case of a voluntary school, the trustees and (where the school is a Catholic maintained school) the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools.

(3) Where directions under this paragraph provide for the transfer of any property, right or liability to any person or body, that property, right or liability shall, by virtue of this paragraph, vest in that person or body on such date as is specified in relation thereto in the directions.

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