Care Standards Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Lords
Training - continued

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Functions of the appropriate Minister.     63. - (1) The appropriate Minister shall encourage persons to take part in courses approved by a Council under section 59 and other courses relevant to the training of social care workers.
      (2) If it appears to the appropriate Minister that adequate provision is not being made-
    (a) for training social care workers; or
    (b) for further training in the work of social care workers,
  the appropriate Minister may provide, or secure the provision of, courses for the purpose in question.
      (3) The appropriate Minister may, upon such terms and subject to such conditions as the Minister considers appropriate-
    (a) make grants, and pay travelling and other allowances, to persons resident in England and Wales, in order to secure their training in the work of social care workers;
    (b) make grants to organisations providing training in the work of social care workers.
      (4) The Secretary of State may delegate to the English Council any of his functions under this section.
      (5) The Assembly may delegate to the Welsh Council any of its functions under this section.
Miscellaneous and supplemental
Appeals to the Tribunal.     64. - (1) An appeal against a decision of a Council under this Part shall lie to the Tribunal.
      (2) On an appeal against a decision, the Tribunal may confirm the decision or direct that it shall not have effect.
      (3) The Tribunal shall also have power on an appeal against a decision under section 54 or 55-
    (a) to vary any condition for the time being in force in respect of the person to whom the appeal relates;
    (b) to direct that any such condition shall cease to have effect; or
    (c) to direct that any such condition as it thinks fit shall have effect in respect of that person.
Publication etc. of register.     65. - (1) A Council shall publish the register maintained by it in such manner, and at such times, as it considers appropriate.
      (2) Any person who asks the Council for a copy of, or of an extract from, the register shall be entitled to have one on payment of such fee as the Council may determine.
      (3) Subsection (2) is not to be taken as preventing a Council from providing copies free of charge whenever it considers appropriate.
Abolition of Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work.     66. - (1) The Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (referred to in this Act as "CCETSW") shall cease to exercise in relation to England and Wales the functions conferred on it by or under section 10 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983.
      (2) Her Majesty may by Order in Council make a scheme-
    (a) for the transfer to any person of any property belonging to CCETSW;
    (b) for any person to have such rights and interests in relation to any property belonging to CCETSW as Her Majesty considers appropriate (whether in connection with a transfer or otherwise);
    (c) for the transfer to any person of any liabilities of CCETSW.
      (3) Such a scheme may come into force on or after the day on which the functions of CCETSW referred to in subsection (1) cease, by virtue of that subsection, an Act of the Scottish Parliament or an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly, to be exercisable in relation to a part of the United Kingdom.
      (4) Section 10 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 shall cease to have effect.
      (5) The power conferred by section 97 to bring subsection (4) and the repeals in Part II of Schedule 5 into force is exercisable only by the Secretary of State.
Rules.     67. - (1) Any power of a Council to make rules under this Part may be exercised-
    (a) either in relation to all cases to which the power extends, or in relation to all those cases subject to specified exceptions, or in relation to any specified cases or classes of case; and
    (b) so as to make, as respects the cases in relation to which it is exercised, the same provision for all cases in relation to which the power is exercised, or different provision for different cases or different classes of case, or different provision as respects the same case or class of case for different purposes.
      (2) No rules shall be made by a Council under this Part without the consent of the appropriate Minister.
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