Commonwealth Teachers Act 1960

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1960 c. 40


Commonwealth Teachers Act, 1960

(8 & 9 Eliz. 2) 40

An Act to make further provision for matters arising out of the recommendations of the Commonwealth Education Conference.

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:—

S-1 Provision of teachers for, and for further educational co-operation between, Commonwealth countries.

1 Provision of teachers for, and for further educational co-operation between, Commonwealth countries.

(1) The Secretary of State may from time to time make out of moneys provided by Parliament, in accordance with such arrangements as he thinks fit, payments for any of the following purposes, that is to say—

(a ) for enabling persons from countries and territories of the Commonwealth outside the United Kingdom to attend teacher training courses in the United Kingdom;

(b ) for encouraging persons from the United Kingdom to become temporarily employed in those countries and territories as teachers or in connection with teaching, and for facilitating the return to and resettlement in the United Kingdom of persons so employed;

(c ) for any purpose which the Secretary of State considers will foster co-operation in educational matters between the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries and territories;

(d ) for any purpose appearing to the Secretary of State to be incidental or supplemental to any of the foregoing purposes.

In this subsection references to the United Kingdom include references to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

(2) Payments under this Act shall not be made for a purpose mentioned in paragraph (c ) of the foregoing subsection, or a purpose incidental or supplemental to such a purpose, except with the approval of the Treasury.

(3) Subject to the following subsection, payments by the Secretary of State under this Act and the Commonwealth Scholarships Act, 1959 , shall not in the aggregate exceed six million pounds.

(4) Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide that for the limit for the time being imposed by the last foregoing subsection there shall be substituted a limit of such larger amount as may be specified by the Order; but no recommendation shall be made to Her Majesty to make an Order under this subsection unless a draft of the Order has been laid before Parliament and...

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