Transitional Provisions for College Councils

Orders of the Day — Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:30 pm on 5th February 1992.

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Amendments made: No. 62. in page, 47 line, 43, at end insert—

() The terms and conditions on which the Secretary of State may make any grants under this paragraph may include in particular conditions—

  1. (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
  2. (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 college council to which the grant is made of any sums derived otherwise than from the Secretary of State.'.

No. 56, in page 48, line 45, at end insert-—

'Establishment of students' associations

.—(1) Where, at the beginning of the transitional period, there is no students' association established for the students of the college, the college council shall, as soon as is practicable after that date (after consultation with such persons as appear to them to be representative of students of the college), make a scheme for the establishment of a students' association for students of the college.

(2) The primary function of a students' association of a college established under this paragraph shall be to represent the interests of students of such college.

(3) A scheme made under sub-paragraph (1) above shall include provision as to—

  1. (a) the date on which the scheme is to come into effect, being a date not later than the day immediately before the first transfer date; and
  2. (b) the initial composition and constitution of the students' association.'.—[Mr. Michael Forsyth.]