Memorandum by the Department
for Education and Employment
1999 (S.I. 1999/2259)
1. The Committee requested the
Department to submit a memorandum on the following point:
Regulations 6(2)(c) deals
with voting on any decision of a school organisation committee
in relation to consent "under paragraph 8 of the modified
Schedule 6 to the Act to the withdrawal of proposals".
Given that paragraph 8 relates to schools in Wales, identify
the provision intended to be referred to.
2. It is regretted that the
reference to paragraph 8 is an error. The reference should have
been to paragraph 3(8).
3. Since however the "modified
Schedule 6" does not have a paragraph 8, a Court would in
the Department's view regard the reference to the withdrawal of
proposals as a withdrawal of proposals under paragraph 3(8)of
the modified Schedule 6.
4. The Department is intending
to make further regulations dealing with changes of category of
maintained schools which will need to come into force on 1st
September 2000 and the opportunity will be taken in those regulations
to correct this error.
1st November 1999