Industrial Training Act 1982

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1982 c. 10


Industrial TrainingAct 1982

1982 CHAPTER 10

An Act to consolidate the law relating to industrial training boards.

[29th March 1982]

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:—

Establishment and winding up of industrial training boards

Establishment and winding up of industrial training boards

S-1 Establishment of industrial training boards.

1 Establishment of industrial training boards.

(1) For the purpose of making better provision for the training of persons over compulsory school age (in Scotland school age) for employment in any activities of industry or commerce the Secretary of State may, subject to the provisions of this section, make an order specifying those activities and establishing a board to exercise in relation to them the functions conferred on industrial training boards by the following provisions of this Act.

(2) In this Act—

‘the Commission’ means the Manpower Services Commission;

‘employee’ includes a person engaged under a contract for services, and ‘employer’ shall be construed accordingly;

‘employment’ means employment under a contract of service or apprenticeship or a contract for services or otherwise than under a contract, and ‘employed’ shall be construed accordingly;

‘exemption certificate’ has the meaning assigned to it by section 13(1) below;

‘industrial training board’ means (subject to section 20(2) below) a board established under this section or section 1 of the Industrial Training Act 1964 ;

‘industrial training order’ means an order under this section;

‘the industry’, in relation to an industrial training board, means the activities in relation to which it exercises functions;

‘levy order’ has the meaning assigned to it by section 11(2) below; and

‘levy proposals’ has the meaning assigned to it by section 11(1) below.

(3) The provisions of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect with respect to industrial training boards.

(4) The Secretary of State shall not make an industrial training order unless—

(a ) the Commission has submitted proposals to him for an order together with a statement of the views of the persons consulted by it in accordance with subsection (5) below, or

(b ) he has consulted the Commission and the Commission has given him such a statement (whether or not the Commission has also given him its own views).

(5) Where the Commission proposes to submit to the Secretary of State proposals for the making of an industrial training order or is consulted by the Secretary of State in connection with the making of such an order, the Commission shall consult—

(a ) such organisations or associations of organisations appearing to the Commission to be representative of substantial numbers of employers or employees and such bodies established for the purpose of carrying on under national ownership any industry or part of an industry or undertaking as the Commission thinks fit; and

(b ) such other organisations, associations or bodies (if any) as the Secretary of State may direct.

(6) Any consultations required to be carried out under this section may be in such form and in respect of such matters (whether or not related to the making of a specific order) as the Secretary of State or, in a case where the consultations are carried out by it, the Commission thinks fit.

(7) An industrial training order may provide for any incidental or supplementary matter for which it appears to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient to provide and an order amending or revoking such an order may provide for any incidental, transitional or consequential matter for which it appears to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient to provide; and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing or to the powers implied in section 3(2) below, the matters for which orders under this section may provide shall include the amendment or revocation of an order under that section.

(8) The power to make an industrial training order shall be exercisable by statutory instrument, which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

S-2 Establishment of committees.

2 Establishment of committees.

(1) An industrial training board may—

(a ) appoint committees (which need not include members of the board);

(b ) join with one or more other industrial training boards in appointing joint committees consisting of such persons (whether or not members of an industrial training board) as may be determined by the boards;

and delegate to any such committee, to such extent as may be stated in proposals submitted to and approved by the Commission under section 5(5) below, all or any of the functions conferred on the board by section 5 or section 14(5) below.

(2) An industrial training board may pay or, as the case may be, join in paying—

(a ) to the members of such a committee such allowances for loss of remunerative time as the Secretary of State may, with the approval of the Treasury, determine and such travelling, subsistence and other allowances as the board or, as the case may be, the boards may determine; and

(b ) to the chairman of any such committee to which functions mentioned in subsection (1) above are delegated such remuneration as the board or, as the case may be the boards may determine.

(3) An industrial training board may make, or as the case may be join in making, such arrangements as the board may determine—

(a ) for the payment of pensions, superannuation allowances and gratuities to or in respect of the chairmen of such committees as are mentioned in subsection (2)(b ) above;

(b ) for the payment of compensation to a person who ceases to be such a chairman otherwise than on the expiry of his term of office where it appears to the board that there are special circumstances which make it right for him to receive compensation.

(4) Subject to any directions of the board or boards which appointed it, a committee appointed under this section may regulate its own procedure and fix a quorum for its proceedings.

S-3 Transfer of establishments' activities from industry of one board to that of another.

3 Transfer of establishments' activities from industry of one board to that of another.

(1) If an employer in the industry of an industrial training board requests the Commission in writing to secure that the activities carried on at a particular establishment of his shall, instead of being included for the purposes of this Act in that industry, be included for those purposes in the industry of another industrial training board, the Commission shall, after consulting both boards in question about the request, submit it to the Secretary of State together with a statement of the boards' views and may also submit its recommendation as to whether he should give effect to that request.

(2) Where the Commission submits such a request to the Secretary of State, he may if he thinks fit make an order giving effect to the request; and the power to make such an order shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

S-4 Winding up of boards.

4 Winding up of boards.

(1) An order made under section 1 above revoking an industrial training order (in this section referred to as ‘a revocation order’) shall provide for the winding up of the industrial training board.

(2) A revocation order may provide—

(a ) for the imposition of a levy on employers in the industry (whether or not exemption certificates have been issued to them), other than such (if any) as may be exempted by the order, for the purpose of raising the whole or part of any amount by which the assets of the board may be insufficient to meet its liabilities and the expenses of the winding up; and

(b ) for the application for specified purposes of any amount by which those assets may exceed those liabilities and expenses.

(3) A revocation order making provision for the imposition of a levy—

(a ) may provide for payments by way of levy to accrue due from day to day over a period specified in the order; and

(b ) may contain provisions as to the evidence by which a person's liability to the levy or his discharge of that liability may be established and as to the time at which any amount payable by any person by way of levy shall (whether or not any period over which that amount accrues due has expired) become due and recoverable by the board.

(4) A person assessed to levy imposed under a revocation order may appeal to an...

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