Schools for Science and Art Act 1891

This brief Act permitted schools and other institutions for science and art to be transferred to the care of local authorities.

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Schools for Science and Art Act 1891

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Schools for Science and Art Act 1891

1891 CHAPTER 61

An Act to facilitate the transfer of Schools for Science and Art to Local Authorities. [5th August 1891.]

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 Transfer of school for science and art or literary or scientific institution to local authority

(1) The managers of any school for science and art, or for science, or for art, or of any institution to which the Literary and Scientific Institutions Act 1851 (17 & 18 Vict. c. 112), applies, may make an arrangement with any local authority within the meaning of the Technical Instruction Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict. c. 76), for transferring the school or institution to that authority, and the local authority may assent to any such arrangement and give effect thereto, subject to the provisions of that Act.

(2) The provisions of section twenty-three of the Elementary Education Act 1870 (33 & 34 Vict. c. 75), with respect to arrangements for the transfer of schools shall apply in the case of arrangements for the transfer of schools or institutions in pursuance of this section, with this modification, that for the purposes of transfers to a local authority references to the school board shall be construed as references to tho local authority and references to the Education Department as references to the Department of Science and Art, and references to a school shall, in the case of an institution not being a school, be construed as references to the institution.

(3) In this section the expression "managers" includes all persons who have the management of any school or institution, whether the legal interest in the site and buildings of the school or institution is or is not vested in them.

2 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Schools for Science and Art Act 1891.