Teaching and Higher Education Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Commons
PART I, THE TEACHING PROFESSION - continued
Functions of the General Teaching Council for England - continued

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Regulations relating to registration.     5. - (1) Regulations may make provision as to the form and manner in which the register is to be kept and other matters relating to registration.
 
      (2) Regulations under this section may, in particular, make provision as to-
 
 
    (a) the form and manner in which applications for registration are to be made;
 
    (b) the documentary and other evidence which is to accompany applications for registration;
 
    (c) the registration, on the establishment of the register, of persons who have not made such applications;
 
    (d) the matters which are to be recorded in the register against the names of those registered in it;
 
    (e) the division of the register into separate parts;
 
    (f) the restoration and alteration of entries and their transfer between different parts of the register (where separate parts are required by virtue of paragraph (e));
 
    (g) the charging by the Council of fees authorised by virtue of subsection (4);
 
    (h) the removal of entries from the register in circumstances where the persons concerned-
 
      (i) have ceased to be eligible for registration, or
 
      (ii) have failed to pay any such fee,
 
    or otherwise;
 
    (i) the issue and form of certificates of registration;
 
    (j) the information contained in the register which may be made available for inspection by members of the public, and the circumstances in which and the conditions subject to which that information may be made available.
      (3) Regulations made in pursuance of subsection (2)(d) may require the recording of any restrictions for the time being in force in relation to a person as the result of a direction given by virtue of section 218(6) of the Education Reform Act 1988 (prohibition or restriction on employment of teachers).
 
      (4) For the purposes of subsection (2)(g) regulations under this section may authorise the Council (subject to such exceptions as may be provided for by or under the regulations) to charge fees fixed by them with the approval of the Secretary of State in respect of-
 
 
    (a) applications for registration or for the restoration of entries in the register;
 
    (b) registration in accordance with subsection (2)(c); or
 
    (c) the retention of entries in the register;
  and the regulations may accordingly authorise the Council to refuse an application falling within paragraph (a) above until the appropriate fee has been paid.
 
      (5) Regulations under this section may authorise the Council to make provision in relation to any matter as to which provision may be made by regulations under this section.
 
Additional and ancillary functions.     6. - (1) The Secretary of State may by order confer or impose on the Council such additional functions as he considers they may appropriately discharge in conjunction with any of their other functions under this Chapter.
 
      (2) Before making an order under subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall carry out such consultation as appears to him to be appropriate.
 
      (3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Secretary of State may under that subsection require the Council to maintain records relating to such categories of persons (including persons not eligible to be registered as teachers under section 4) as may be prescribed; and the records shall contain such information relating to those persons and be kept in such manner as may be prescribed.
 
      (4) The Council shall carry out such functions ancillary to their functions under this Chapter as the Secretary of State may direct.
 
 
The General Teaching Council for Wales
The General Teaching Council for Wales.     7. - (1) The Secretary of State may by order make provision for the establishment of a body corporate to be known as Cyngor Addysgu Cyffredinol Cymru or the General Teaching Council for Wales to exercise in relation to Wales, as from such date as may be specified in the order, the functions conferred on them by or under this Chapter.
 
      (2) An order under subsection (1) may provide for any provision of section 1 or Schedule 1 to have effect in relation to the General Teaching Council for Wales as it has effect in relation to the Council, subject to such modifications (if any) as are specified in the order.
 
      (3) Where such an order is made after the Council have begun to exercise any function in relation to Wales (in accordance with section 1(3)), the order may include provision-
 
 
    (a) for the transfer of staff; and
 
    (b) for the transfer of property, rights and liabilities held, enjoyed or incurred in connection with that function by the Council.
      (4) So far as any such function relates to registration under section 4, the order shall make provision for persons previously registered or applying for registration under that section in its application in relation to Wales in accordance with section 1(3) to be treated as registered or applying for registration under that section as it applies in relation to Wales in accordance with section 8(1).
 
 
Functions of the General Teaching Council for Wales
Functions of General Teaching Council for Wales: general.     8. - (1) As from the date specified under section 7(1), sections 3 to 6 shall apply to the General Teaching Council for Wales in relation to Wales as they apply to the Council in relation to England.
 
      (2) The Secretary of State may require the General Teaching Council for Wales to undertake (or join with any other person or body in undertaking) activities designed to promote-
 
 
    (a) recruitment to the teaching profession, or
 
    (b) the continuing professional development of teachers.
      (3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2), such activities may include-
 
 
    (a) giving advice;
 
    (b) organising conferences and lectures; and
 
    (c) arranging for the publication of material in any form.
Functions of General Teaching Council for Wales in relation to teachers.     9. - (1) This section has effect in relation to regulations made under subsections (2), (3) and (6) of section 218 of the Education Reform Act 1988 (regulations relating to schools, etc.) as they apply to teachers at schools.
 
      (2) The Secretary of State may make provision in such regulations for a determination or direction under those regulations to be made (after their establishment) by the General Teaching Council for Wales.
 
      (3) The Secretary of State may make provision in such regulations-
 
 
    (a) for any determination or direction made under those regulations as they apply in relation to England to be treated, in relation to Wales, as if it were a determination or direction made under those regulations as they apply in relation to Wales, and
 
    (b) for any determination or direction made under those regulations as they apply in relation to Wales to be treated, in relation to England, as if it were a determination or direction made under those regulations as they apply in relation to England.
 
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