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Technical Instruction Amendment (Scotland) Act 1892

This Act clarified and amended the powers of local authorities in Scotland to provide technical instruction.

The printed version of this Act does not have a preliminary page setting out the contents, so I have created it here. The page number in this section (i) is therefore arbitrary.

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Technical Instruction Amendment (Scotland) Act 1892

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Technical Instruction Amendment (Scotland) Act 1892

CHAPTER 63


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS


1 Powers of local authority as to contribution for technical instruction. Application of contributions by local authority
2 Schools etc to which contributions may be made
3 Application of balances
4 Interpretation of terms
5 Saving
6 Short title




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VICTORIA

Technical Instruction Amendment (Scotland) Act 1892

1892 CHAPTER 63

An Act to explain and amend the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act 1890, with respect to Contributions for Technical Instruction in Scotland. [28th June 1892.]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1 Powers of local authority as to contribution for technical instruction. Application of contributions by local authority

A local authority making contributions for the purposes of technical education in Scotland under the provisions of section two of the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act 1890 (53 & 54 Vict. c. 60), may do so in any one or more of the following ways; that is to say:-

a. In making provision in aid of technical or manual instruction supplied in schools or institutions within or without its district, provided that if the schools and institutions so aided be without the district they shall be accessible and convenient to the inhabitants of the district:

b. In providing, or assisting in providing, scholarships or bursarships for, or in paying, or assisting in paying, the fees of students ordinarily resident in the district of the local authority at schools or institutions whether within or without that district:

c. In providing, or assisting in providing, school-books and apparatus, and salaries for teachers of technical and manual instruction, either within the district or accessible to the inhabitants thereof:

d. In founding, or assisting in founding, new institutions for technical and manual instruction:

e. In making contributions to the governing bodies or managers of schools or institutions within the district of the local authority for the promotion of technical education, or technical and manual instruction, under the Technical Schools (Scotland) Act 1887 (50 & 51 Vict. c. 64), or this Act, subject to such terms or conditions as may be agreed upon between the local authority and any such governing body or managers: Provided always that no money so contributed shall be paid in respect of any scholar in a public or state-aided school who has not obtained a certificate under section seventy-three of the Education (Scotland) Act 1872 (35 & 36 Vict. c. 62), as amended by section seven of the Education (Scotland) Act 1883 (46 & 47 Vict. c. 56).


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2 Schools etc to which contributions may be made

The schools and institutions to which contributions may be made by a local authority under this Act shall include schools and institutions under the management of -

i. A school board; or

ii. A governing body constituted under a scheme approved under the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Act 1882 (45 & 46 Vict. c. 59); or

iii. Any governing body or managers approved or by the Scotch Education Department.

3 Application of balances

Any moneys directed by resolution of a local authority to be appropriated for the purposes of technical or manual instruction, shall, although not expended or specifically allotted in whole or in part before the end of the financial year, remain applicable for such purposes, subject to the orders of the local authority.

4 Interpretation of terms

In this Act -

The expression "local authority" includes the county councils or counties and town councils acting as such or as police commissioners of burghs, and police commissioners of police burghs in Scotland:

The expression "technical instruction" means instruction in the principles of science and art applicable to industries, and in the application of special branches of science and art to specific industries or employments. It shall not include teaching the practice of any trade, or industry, or employment, but, save as aforesaid, shall include instruction in the branches of science and art with respect to which grants are for the time being made by the Department of Science and Art, and any other form of instruction (including modern languages and commercial and agricultural subjects) which may for the time being be sanctioned by that department, or by the Scotch Education Department, by a minute laid before Parliament, and made on the representation of a local authority that such a form of instruction is required by the circumstances of its district:

The expression "manual instruction" shall mean instruction in the use of tools, processes of agriculture, and modelling in clay, wood, or other material.

5 Saving

Nothing contained in this Act shall prejudice or abridge the powers conferred on local authorities by the Technical Schools (Scotland) Act 1887, or by the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act 1890.

6 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Technical Instruction Amendment (Scotland] Act 1892.