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70Preparation of the framework

(1)    The Inspectorate and Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England must prepare a draft of the proposed framework and publish it in such a way as they think best calculated to draw it to the attention of the public.

(2)    They must consult—

(a)    the Secretary of State,

(b)    the Learning and Skills Council for England, and

(c)    such other persons as they consider appropriate,

about the draft framework, allowing at least three months for those consulted to respond.

(3)    In settling the terms of the framework the Inspectorate and the Chief Inspector must have regard to the results of their consultations on the draft.

(4)    If at any time while preparing the draft framework or settling the terms of the framework, the Inspectorate and the Chief Inspector are unable to agree on any matter—

(a)    they may refer their disagreement to the Secretary of State; and

(b)    must have regard to any advice that he gives them.

(5)    If they are still unable to agree on the matter they must tell the Secretary of State and comply with any direction that he gives them as to how to resolve their disagreement.

(6)    If the Inspectorate and the Chief Inspector propose to revise the framework they must prepare a draft of the proposed revision and publish it, together with an explanation of the effect that it would have, in such a way as they think best calculated to draw it to the attention of the public.

(7)    Subsections (2) to (5) apply equally to a revision of the framework.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
To be appointed

To be appointed: see s 154(1)(a).

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