Power of Secretary of State as Regards Functions of the Funding Council

Orders of the Day — Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 5th February 1992.

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'.—(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[Advisory functions of the Funding Council] 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 [Scottish Further Education Funding Council] 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.'.—[Mr. Michael Forsyth.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.