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Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 (c. 37)

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Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 (c. 37)

1992 CHAPTER 37

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Content
  1. Part I

    Further Education

    1. Chapter I

      Duties in relation to further education

      1. 1. Duty of Secretary of State to secure provision of further education.

      2. 2. Function of education authorities.

      3. 3. Powers of Secretary of State.

      4. 4. Funding of further education.

      5. 5. Requirement on Secretary of State to consult.

      6. 6. Further education to which section 1 applies.

    2. Chapter II

      Scottish Further Education Funding Council

      1. 7. Scottish Further Education Funding Council.

      2. 8. Advisory functions of the Funding Council.

      3. 9. Power of Secretary of State as regards functions of the Funding Council.

      4. 10. Payments of grants etc. to the Funding Council.

    3. Chapter III

      Colleges of Further Education

      1. Management of colleges

        1. 11. First transfer of colleges.

        2. 12. Boards of management.

        3. 13. Subsequent transfers of colleges.

        4. 14. Transfer of colleges of further education not under local authority management.

      2. Staff

        1. 15. Transfer of staff.

      3. Property

        1. 16. Transfer of property etc. to boards of management.

        2. 17. Surpluses and deficits.

        3. 18. Disposal of certain property.

      4. Educational endowments and trusts

        1. 19. Educational endowments.

        2. 20. Variation of trust deeds.

      5. Miscellaneous

        1. 21. Directions by Secretary of State.

        2. 22. College development plans.

        3. 23. Duty of boards of management as regards recorded children.

        4. 24. Mismanagement by boards.

        5. 25. Closure of colleges and dissolution of boards of management.

        6. 26. Abolition of college councils.

        7. 27. Information as to provision of further education.

    4. Chapter IV

      Transitory and transitional provisions

      1. Property and contracts

        1. 28. Control of disposal of certain land etc.

        2. 29. Control of disposal and removal of other property.

        3. 30. Restriction on education authority entering into certain contracts.

      2. Enforcement of sections 28 to 30

        1. 31. Disposals and contracts without consent.

        2. 32. Recovery of loss and damages.

        3. 33. Avoidance of certain contractual terms.

      3. Transitional

        1. 34. Transitional provisions as regards college councils.

    5. Chapter V

      General

      1. 35. Service of documents etc.

      2. 36. Interpretation of Part I.

  2. Part II

    Higher education

    1. The funding council

      1. 37. Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

      2. 38. Meaning of higher education.

      3. 39. Assessment of quality of education provided by institutions.

    2. Funds

      1. 40. Administration of funds.

      2. 41. Administration of funds: supplementary.

      3. 42. Grants.

    3. Further functions

      1. 43. Further functions.

    4. Designated institutions

      1. 44. Designation of institutions.

      2. 45. Power of Privy Council in relation to designated institutions.

      3. 46. Establishment of new institutions by the Secretary of State.

      4. 47. Closure of institutions.

      5. 48. Power to award degrees etc.

      6. 49. Change of name by institutions.

    5. General

      1. 50. Duty to give information to the Council.

      2. 51. Efficiency studies.

      3. 52. Exercise of powers of Privy Council.

      4. 53. Inspection of accounts.

      5. 54. Directions.

      6. 55. Amendment of section 7 of the Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965.

      7. 56. Interpretation of Part II.

  3. Part III

    Miscellaneous

    1. 57. Finance.

    2. 58. Stamp duty.

    3. 59. Temporary exclusion of section 5 of Data Protection Act 1984 in relation to data transferred to new bodies.

    4. 60. Regulations and orders.

    5. 61. Interpretation.

    6. 62. Transitional provisions, miscellaneous amendments and repeals.

    7. 63. Short title, commencement and extent.

    1. Schedule 1

      The Scottish Further Education Funding Council.

    2. Schedule 2

      Constitution and proceedings of boards of management.

    3. Schedule 3

      Transfer and apportionment of property.

    4. Schedule 4

      Commissioners for further education assets.

    5. Schedule 5

      Transitional provisions for college councils.

    6. Schedule 6

      Transitional composition of college councils.

    7. Schedule 7

      The Scottish Higher Education Funding Council.

    8. Schedule 8

      Transitional, consequential and saving provisions.

      1. Part I

        Provisions relating to Part I of this Act.

      2. Part II

        Provisions relating to Part II of this Act.

    9. Schedule 9

      Miscellaneous and consequential amendments.

    10. Schedule 10

      Repeals.

An Act to make new provision about further and higher education in Scotland; and for connected purposes.

[16th March 1992]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:--



Part I Further Education

Chapter I Duties in relation to further education

1 Duty of Secretary of State to secure provision of further education

(1) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to secure adequate and efficient provision of further education in Scotland.

(2) In discharging his duty under subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the requirements of persons over school age who have learning difficulties.

(3) In this Part of this Act "further education" means any programme of learning, not being school education, provided for persons over school age, being a programme falling, for the time being, within section 6 of this Act.

(4) Subject to subsection (5) below, for the purposes of subsection (2) above, a person has a learning difficulty if--

(a) he has significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of persons over school age; or

(b) he suffers from a disability which either prevents or hinders him from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for persons in colleges of further education.

(5) A person is not to be taken as having a learning difficulty solely because the language (or form of the language) in which he is, or will be, taught is different from a language (or form of a language) which has at any time been spoken in his home.

(6) The Secretary of State shall, as soon as is practicable after the end of each calendar year, prepare a report as to the discharge of his duties under this Part of this Act; and he shall lay a copy of each such report before each House of Parliament.

2 Function of education authorities

Section 1 of the 1980 Act (duty of education authorities to secure provision of education) shall be amended as follows--

(a) in subsection (1) for the words "subsection (2)" there shall be substituted the words "subsections (2) and (2A)"; and

(b) after subsection (2) there shall be inserted the following subsection--

" (2A) The duty imposed on an education authority by subsection (1) above shall not include the provision of further education within the meaning of Part I of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992, but an education authority shall have power to provide such further education for their area. "

3 Powers of Secretary of State

(1) The Secretary of State shall have the power to do all that is necessary or expedient for the purposes of the exercise of his duty under section 1 of this Act, and in particular he may, subject to subsection (3) below--

(a) establish new colleges of further education;

(b) merge two or more colleges of further education;

(c) close colleges of further education.

(2) The powers of the Secretary of State in relation to the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (1) above shall be exercised by order; and an order under subsection (1)(a) above establishing a college of further education or under subsection (1)(b) above merging two or more colleges of further education shall contain provision--

(a) designating the name; and

(b) establishing a body corporate to be known as "the Board of Management of",

the college so established or, as the case may be, created by merger.

(3) The power conferred by paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (1) above shall be exercised only in relation to colleges for which boards of management have been established in pursuance of this Part of this Act.

(4) The Secretary of State may by order, after such consultation as appears to him to be appropriate, change the name of any college of further education and of the board of management of the college.

(5) The Secretary of State may by order amend Schedule 2 to this Act to make different provision to that contained, for the time being, in paragraphs 2 to 18 of that Schedule.

(6) The Secretary of State may by regulations prescribe requirements with which boards of management shall comply in discharging their functions under this Part of this Act.

4 Funding of further education

(1) The Secretary of State may--

(a) pay to the board of management of a college of further education in respect of any expenditure incurred or to be incurred by them in connection with their functions under or by virtue of this Part of this Act in relation to the college; and

(b) in order to facilitate the carrying out of his duty under section 1 of this Act, pay to such other persons as appear to him to be appropriate in respect of the expenditure of such persons incurred or to be incurred for the purposes of or in connection with the provision of further education,

grants, loans or other payments of such amounts as he may determine.

(2) A grant, loan or other payment paid under this section may be made subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State thinks appropriate and such conditions--

(a) may be imposed before, after or at the time such grant, loan or other payment is made; and

(b) may relate to any time, whether before or after such time.

(3) The terms and conditions on which the Secretary of State may make any grants, loans or other payments under this section may include in particular conditions--

(a) enabling him to require the repayment, in whole or in part, of sums paid by him if any other condition subject to which the sums were paid is not complied with; and

(b) requiring the payment of interest in respect of any period during which a sum due to him in accordance with any other condition remains unpaid,

but shall not relate to the application by the person to whom the grants, loans or other payments are made of any sums derived otherwise than from the Secretary of State.

(4) A condition imposed in pursuance of subsection (2) above shall not have effect as regards anything done, or omitted to have been done, before the date the condition was imposed.

5 Requirement on Secretary of State to consult

(1) Where, in relation to any college of further education, the Secretary of State proposes to exercise any power to which this section applies, he shall consult the education authority for the area in which the college is or, as the case may be, is to be situated and any other person appearing to the Secretary of State to be affected by the proposal.

(2) This section applies to--

(a) the power of the Secretary of State under section 3 of this Act--

(i) to establish a new college of further education;

(ii) to close a college of further education; or

(iii) to merge two or more colleges of further education; and

(b) the power of the Secretary of State under section 44 of this Act to designate an institution for the purposes of Part II of this Act, if the institution is a college of further education in respect of which a board of management has been established in pursuance of this Part of this Act.

6 Further education to which section 1 applies

(1) A programme of learning falls within this section if it--

(a) prepares a person for a vocational qualification;

(b) prepares a person for--

(i) a Scottish Examination Board qualification; or

(ii) a General Certificate of Education qualification of England and Wales or Northern Ireland;

(c) provides instruction for persons who are participating in a programme of learning which falls within this section and who have a learning difficulty;

(d) prepares a person for access to higher education;

(e) is designed to assist persons whose first language is not English to achieve any level of competence in English language;

(f) is designed predominantly to prepare a person for participation in any programme of learning which falls within this section.

(2) The Secretary of State may by order, from time to time, amend subsection (1) above by adding or removing any entry relating to a programme of learning or by varying any such entry.

(3) An order shall not be made under subsection (2) above unless the Secretary of State has consulted--

(a) such persons or organisations appearing to him to be representative of boards of management and education authorities; and

(b) such other persons,

as appear to him to be appropriate as to the amendments proposed to be made by the order.



Chapter II Scottish Further Education Funding Council

7 Scottish Further Education Funding Council

(1) The Secretary of State may by order establish a body corporate to be known as "the Scottish Further Education Funding Council" (referred to in this Part of this Act as the "Funding Council").

(2) An order establishing the Funding Council shall prescribe such of the functions of the Secretary of State under this Part of this Act, not being functions mentioned in subsection (3) below, as may be exercised on his behalf by the Funding Council.

(3) The functions referred to in subsection (2) above are--

(a) any power of the Secretary of State under this Part of this Act--

(i) to make orders or regulations; or

(ii) to give directions;

(b) the giving of consent by the Secretary of State, other than the giving of consent under section 12(7) or 18 of this Act;

(c) the carrying out of consultation by the Secretary of State under any of sections 3(4), 5(1), 6(3), 12(9), 19(4) and 20(2) of this Act;

(d) the making of a determination by the Secretary of State under section 12(5) of this Act;

(e) the appointment by the Secretary of State of members of the college council in pursuance of Schedule 6 to this Act;

(f) the power of the Secretary of State under section 12(6) of and paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 5 to this Act to require reports and returns to be made and information to be given; and

(g) the giving of notice by the Secretary of State under section 24(2) of this Act.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) above, the functions there specified include such functions as applied or modified in pursuance of an order made under this Part of this Act.

(5) The Funding Council shall, notwithstanding that they are exercising functions on behalf of the Secretary of State, be entitled to enforce any rights acquired, and shall be liable in respect of any liabilities incurred (including liability in damages for wrongful or negligent acts or omissions), in the exercise of those functions in all respects as if the Funding Council were acting as a principal; and all proceedings for enforcement of such rights and liabilities shall be brought by or against the Funding Council in their own name.

(6) Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect as regards the constitution and supplementary powers of and other matters relating to the Funding Council.

8 Advisory functions of the Funding Council

(1) Without prejudice to section 7 of this Act, the Funding Council shall provide to the Secretary of State advice and assistance in connection with such of his functions under this Part of this Act as he may, from time to time, determine.

(2) The Funding Council shall provide to the Secretary of State such information and advice as he may, from time to time, require as regards the provision of further education (within the meaning of section 1(5)(b) of the 1980 Act) in Scotland.

(3) The Funding Council may provide to the Secretary of State such information and advice as they think fit as regards the provision of further education (within the meaning of section 1(5)(b) of the 1980 Act) in Scotland.

(4) Advice, assistance or information provided by the Funding Council in pursuance of this section shall be provided in such manner as the Secretary of State may, from time to time, determine.

9 Power of Secretary of State as regards functions of the Funding Council

(1) The Secretary of State may give the Funding Council directions of a general or specific character with regard to the discharge of their functions, other than their functions under section 8 of this Act; and it shall be the duty of the Funding Council to comply with such directions.

(2) A direction given under subsection (1) above may be varied or revoked by a subsequent direction so given.

(3) Nothing in section 7 of this Act or in any order made under that section shall be taken to prohibit the exercise by the Secretary of State of any function conferred on him by this Part of this Act whether or not such function has been or has purported to have been exercised by the Funding Council in pursuance of that section or any such order.

10 Payment of grants etc., to the Funding Council

(1) The Secretary of State may pay to the Funding Council in respect of any expenditure incurred or to be incurred by them in connection with their functions under or by virtue of this Part of this Act grants or other payments of such amounts as he may determine.

(2) A grant or other payment paid under this section may be made subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State thinks appropriate and such conditions--

(a) may be imposed before, after or at the time such grant or other payment is made; and

(b) may relate to any time, whether before or after such time.

(3) The terms and conditions on which the Secretary of State may make any grants or other payments under this section may include in particular conditions--

(a) enabling him to require the repayment, in whole or in part, of sums paid by him if any other condition subject to which the sums were paid is not complied with; and

(b) requiring the payment of interest in respect of any period during which a sum due to him in accordance with any other condition remains unpaid,

but shall not relate to the application by the Funding Council of any sums derived otherwise than from the Secretary of State.

(4) A condition imposed in pursuance of subsection (2) above shall not have effect as regards anything done, or omitted to have been done, before the date the condition was imposed.



Chapter III Colleges of Further Education

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Management of colleges

11 First transfer of colleges

(1) With effect from 1st April 1993 or such other date as the Secretary of State may by order appoint (in this section referred to as "the first transfer date") each college of further education as may be prescribed shall cease to be under the management of the education authority which, immediately before that date, was responsible for its management, and the college council for each such college shall, with effect from that date, cease to exist.

(2) With effect from the first transfer date there shall be established for each college of further education prescribed by an order made under subsection (1) above a body corporate to be known as "the Board of Management of" that college.

(3) The education authority which, immediately before the first transfer date, was responsible for the management of such a college of further education shall, on that date or as soon as is reasonably practicable thereafter, provide to the board of management of the college all such information held by the authority, or available to it, as relates to the college, its administration, management, fabric, students and staff.

(4) Nothing in subsection (3) above shall require the disclosure of any information in contravention of any provision contained in any enactment (including an enactment contained in a subordinate instrument) restricting or prohibiting the disclosure of such information.

(5) A college of further education shall not be prescribed under subsection (1) above unless it provides at least one full-time programme of further education.

12 Boards of management

(1) A board of management shall have the duty of--

(a) managing and conducting their college; and

(b) ensuring that their college provides (either by itself or by arrangement with any other person) suitable and efficient further education to students of the college,

and in carrying out their duty under paragraph (b) above, the board shall have regard to the provision of education in the area in which the college is situated and to the likely needs of persons desirous of becoming students of the college.

(2) A board of management shall have the power--

(a) to provide or secure the provision of further education (within the meaning of section 1(5)(b) of the 1980 Act);

(b) to charge fees for or in connection with the provision by them of any form of further education;

(c) to provide to students of the college such assistance of a financial or other nature (including waiving or granting remission of fees) as they may consider appropriate;

(d) for the purpose of the administration and management of the college, to receive any property, rights, liabilities and obligations transferred to the board under or in pursuance of any provision of this Part of this Act;

(e) to provide facilities of any description appearing to the board to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of or in connection with the carrying on of any of the activities mentioned in this subsection or in subsection (1) above (including boarding accommodation and recreational facilities for students and staff and facilities to meet the needs of students who have learning difficulties and disabled staff);

(f) to supply goods and services;

(g) subject to subsection (7)(a) below and section 18 of this Act, to acquire, hold and dispose of land and other property;

(h) to enter into contracts, including in particular--

(i) contracts for the employment of teachers and other staff for the purpose of or in connection with the carrying on of any such activities as are mentioned in this subsection or in subsection (1) above; and

(ii) contracts with respect to the carrying on by the board of any of such activities;

(i) to form or promote, or to join with any other person in forming or promoting, companies (within the meaning of the [1985 c. 6.] Companies Act 1985);

(j) subject to subsection (7)(a) below and the said section 18, to borrow such sums as the board think fit for the purpose of carrying on any of the activities they have power to carry on or for meeting any liability or obligation transferred to them under or in pursuance of any provision of this Part of this Act and, in connection with such borrowing, to grant such security or give such guarantee or indemnity as they think fit;

(k) to invest any sums not immediately required by the board for the purpose of their carrying on any of the activities which they have power to carry on or for meeting any liability or obligation transferred to them under or in pursuance of any provision of this Part of this Act;

(l) subject to subsection (7)(a) below and the said section 18, to raise funds, accept gifts of money, land or other property and apply it to, or hold or administer it in trust for, the purpose of carrying on any of the activities which they have power to carry on; and

(m) to do all such other things as are calculated to facilitate or are incidental or conducive to the carrying on of any of the activities which the board have power to carry on.

(3) In carrying out their functions under this section a board of management shall have regard to the requirements of persons over school age who have learning difficulties.

(4) A board of management may delegate the performance of any of their functions to their chairman, to any committee appointed by them or to any member of their staff.

(5) A board of management may pay to persons appointed to be members of the board such allowances and expenses as they may determine; and any allowances and expenses to be paid by virtue of this subsection shall be calculated by reference to such criteria as the Secretary of State may determine.

(6) A board of management shall make such reports or returns and give such information to the Secretary of State as he may require for the purposes of the exercise of his powers and the performance of his duties under this Part of this Act.

(7) A board of management shall not, without the prior consent, given in writing, of the Secretary of State --

(a) borrow money from any source, give any guarantee or indemnity or create any trust or security over or in respect of any of their property; or

(b) effect any material change in the character of their college.

(8) The Secretary of State may by order amend the provisions of subsection (2) above by varying, adding to or removing the powers conferred by that subsection.

(9) An order shall not be made under subsection (8) above unless the Secretary of State has consulted such persons or organisations appearing to him to be representative of boards of management and such other persons as appear to him to be appropriate as to the amendments proposed to be made by the order.

(10) Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the constitution and proceedings of and other matters relating to every board of management established in pursuance of any provision of this Part of this Act.

13 Subsequent transfers of colleges

(1) As regards any college of further education which is under the management of an education authority and in respect of which the management is not transferred from the authority on the first transfer date, the Secretary of State may by order appoint a date with effect from which the college shall cease to be under the management of such education authority.

(2) An order appointing a date under subsection (1) above for the purposes of a college of further education shall establish, with effect from such date as the Secretary of State may prescribe, a body corporate to be known as "the Board of Management of" the college.

(3) An order made under subsection (1) above may provide that such of the provisions of this Part of this Act as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient shall, subject to such modifications as appear to him to be appropriate, apply to the transfer of the college.

(4) The provisions referred to in subsection (3) above may include any provision restricting the right of an education authority--

(a) to enter into certain contracts; and

(b) to dispose of or remove or cause to be removed or enter into any agreement or unilateral obligation for the disposal or removal of certain property,

and for the purposes of any modification made under the said subsection (3), any reference in any provision of this Part of this Act to 21st or, as the case may be, 22nd March 1991 shall be construed, respectively, as a reference to the date of or, as the case may be, the date following an announcement by the Secretary of State to either House of Parliament that he intends to exercise his power under this section.

(5) For the purposes of any modification made by virtue of subsection (3) above to section 33 of this Act, the reference in that section to 4th November 1991 shall be construed as a reference to the date of such announcement as is mentioned in subsection (4) above.

(6) An order shall not be made under subsection (1) above as regards a college of further education unless, at the date the order is made, the college is providing at least one full-time programme of further education.

14 Transfer of colleges of further education not under local authority management

(1) This section applies to any college of further education which--

(a) is not under the management of a board of management or of an education authority;

(b) provides at least one full-time programme of further education; and

(c) is in receipt of grant paid out of money provided by Parliament.

(2) The management of a college of further education to which this section applies may be transferred from the persons responsible for its management or control if, and only if--

(a) those persons have consented to the transfer; and

(b) where the premises of the college are owned by another person or by a trust, such person or, as the case may be, the trustees of the trust have consented to the transfer.

(3) Where such consent as is mentioned in subsection (2) above is obtained, the Secretary of State may by order made under this subsection transfer the management of the college with effect from such date as may be specified in the order to a body corporate established under the order to be known as "the Board of Management of" the college.

(4) Where any college in respect of which an order is made under subsection (3) above is subject to a trust deed the Secretary of State may, with the consent of--

(a) the trustees; and

(b) where any other person is empowered, by whatever means, to modify the trust deed, such person,

by order made under this subsection amend such trust deed to make such provisions as appear to him necessary or expedient for the purposes of such transfer.

(5) An order made under subsection (3) above may provide that so much of sections 15, 19(2) and 34 of and Schedule 5 to this Act as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient shall, subject to such modifications as appear to him to be appropriate, apply to the transfer of the college.



Staff

15 Transfer of staff

(1) Subject to subsection (3) below, this section applies to any person (in this section referred to as a "qualifying person") who, immediately before the first transfer date, is employed by an education authority if--

(a) it is a condition of his contract of employment that he is employed to work exclusively at a college of further education under the management of the education authority, being a college which is prescribed under section 11 of this Act; or

(b) it is not such a condition of his contract of employment but he is assigned by the education authority so to work; or

(c) it is a condition of his contract of employment that he is employed to work both at the college and elsewhere or that he is assigned so to work by the authority; but that he is subject, for the purposes of this section, to a designation by the Secretary of State.

(2) A designation mentioned in subsection (1)(c) above is a designation under a direction made by the Secretary of State that a person or class or description of persons to whom a condition mentioned in that subsection applies or, as the case may be, who are assigned as so mentioned, shall be a qualifying person or, as the case may be, a class or description of qualifying persons, in relation to a particular college of further education.

(3) Where the Secretary of State proposes to make a direction in terms of subsection (2) above he shall consult--

(a) in the case of a direction designating a person, that person; and

(b) in the case of a direction designating a class or description of persons, such persons as appear to the Secretary of State to be representative of the class or description of persons,

as to the proposed designation.

(4) A person is not a qualifying person if--

(a) his contract of employment terminates on the day immediately before the first transfer date;

(b) prior to the first transfer date he is appointed or assigned by the education authority to work exclusively at some place other than the college and the appointment or assignation is to take effect on that date;

(c) the education authority, with effect from the first transfer date, withdraws him from work at the college; or

(d) he is employed in connection with the provision of meals, unless the meals are provided solely for consumption by persons at the college.

(5) The contract of employment between a qualifying person and the education authority shall have effect from the first transfer date as if originally made between him and the board of management of the college at which he is employed or assigned to work or in relation to which he is designated as a qualifying person in pursuance of subsection (2) above.

(6) Without prejudice to subsection (5) above--

(a) all the education authority's rights, powers, duties and liabilities under or in connection with a contract to which that subsection applies shall by virtue of this paragraph be transferred to the board of management of the college on the first transfer date; and

(b) anything done before that date by or in relation to the education authority in respect of that contract or the qualifying person shall be deemed from that date to have been done by or in relation to the board of management.

(7) Subsections (5) and (6) above are without prejudice to any right of a qualifying person to terminate his contract of employment if the terms and conditions of his employment are changed substantially to his detriment; but such change shall not be taken to have occurred by reason only of the fact that his employer is changed by virtue of this section.

(8) Where a person--

(a) has, prior to the first transfer date, entered into a contract of employment with an education authority which is to come into effect on or after that date; and

(b) would, if the contract had come into effect before that date, have been a qualifying person,

he shall be treated for the purposes of this section as if he were a qualifying person.

(9) In this section references to the terms and conditions of a person's contract of employment with an education authority shall be construed as including references to any rights (whether accrued or contingent) under any pension or superannuation scheme of which he was a member by virtue of his employment with the authority.



Property

16 Transfer of property etc. to boards of management

(1) Except as the Secretary of State otherwise directs, on the first transfer date there shall be transferred to and vest in the board of management of each college of further education specified in an order made under section 11 of this Act all property, rights, liabilities and obligations mentioned in subsection (2) below.

(2) The property, rights, liabilities and obligations referred to in subsection (1) above are--

(a) all land or other property (including corporeal and incorporeal moveable property) which--

(i) immediately before the first transfer date was owned by an education authority; and

(ii) at any time during the relevant period was used, held or obtained by them for or in connection with the purposes of the college;

(b) all moveable property (whether corporeal or incorporeal) which, immediately before the first transfer date, was owned by the college council for the college;

(c) all rights, liabilities and obligations of the authority which, immediately before the first transfer date, subsisted in respect of the college;

(d) all rights, liabilities and obligations of the college council for the college which subsisted immediately before that date,

but excluding such property, rights, liabilities and obligations as are mentioned in subsection (5) below.

(3) Subject to subsection (7) below, the land and other property referred to in subsection (2)(a) above includes any land or other property which, at any time during the relevant period--

(a) was used, held or obtained for or in connection with the purposes of more than one college of further education; or

(b) was used, held or obtained partly for or in connection with the purposes of one or more such colleges and partly for or in connection with other purposes,

to the extent that it was so used, held or obtained for or in connection with the purposes of any such college.

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