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Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act 1913

This brief Act prohibited the holding of public examinations for pupils aged under 14; empowered the Intermediate Education Board for Ireland to conduct annual inspections of intermediate schools; and extended the powers of the Board in relation to superannuation.

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Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act 1913

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GEORGE V

Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act 1913

1913 CHAPTER 29

An Act to amend the Law relating to Intermediate Education in Ireland. [15th August 1913.]

BE it enacted by the King'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:


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(1) From and after the commencement of this Act, the Intermediate Education Board for Ireland (in this Act referred to as "the Board") shall not hold any public examination, admission to which is confined to students under the age or fourteen years.

(2) The Board may make provision -

(a) for the inspection of intermediate schools annually with a view to ascertaining the degrees of efficiency shown in the education or pupils under the age of fourteen and not under the age of twelve years; and

(b) for the payment to managers of schools of fees dependent on the results of such inspection;

and, subject to the restrictions contained in section seven and the proviso to subsection (4) of section five of the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act 1878 (41 & 42 Vict. c. 66), but notwithstanding anything in any other enactment, may apply the funds at their disposal to the payment of such fees accordingly.

(3) The Board in any year in respect of which provision is made by them for the payment of fees under this section shall, so far as practicable, appropriate the funds at their disposal in such a manner, that a sum not exceeding one-sixth of the total amount available in the year for the payment of fees to managers of schools may be available for the payment of fees under this section.

2 Power to grant superannuation allowance

The Board shall, in addition to the powers given to them by section three of the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict. c. 43), have power, with the approval of the Treasury, to make a scheme providing for the grant of superannuation and other allowances or gratuities to or for the benefit of such of the assistant commissioners, and of the inspectors, clerks and other officers employed by the Board, as may be from time to time approved by the Treasury, and may, out of the funds at their disposal, pay to such persons on retirement, or to their legal personal representatives on death, such superannuation and other allowances or gratuities under the scheme as the Treasury may sanction in each case, and the Treasury may determine those funds to be public funds for the purposes of the Superannuation Act 1892 (55 & 56 Vict. c. 40).

3 Power to make rules

(1) The Board may, with the approval of the Lord Lieutenant, make rules for carrying into effect the objects of section one of this Act, and in particular for prescribing and satisfying themselves as to the observance of conditions upon which managers of schools may receive payment of fees.

(2) All rules made in pursuance of this section shall be laid before both Houses or Parliament within twenty-one days next after the same have been made, if Parliament is then sitting, or if Parliament is not then sitting, within twenty-one days after the commencement of the then next ensuing session,


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and, if any such rules are disapproved by either House of Parliament within forty days after the same have been so laid before Parliament, such rules, or such part thereof as may be so disapproved, shall thereupon become void and of no effect.

4 Short title and construction

This Act may be cited as the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act 1913, and shall be construed as one with the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Acts 1878 to 1900; and this Act and those Acts may be cited collectively as the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Acts 1878 to 1913.