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Orders to be laid before Parliament.

Staff, remuneration, and expenses.

Style, seal, and proceedings of Board of Educa. tion.

4.-It shall be lawful for Her Majesty in Council, by Order, to establish a Consultative Committee consisting, as to not less than two-thirds, of persons qualified to represent the views of Universities and other bodies interested in education, for the purpose of -(a) framing, with the approval of the Board of Education, regulations

for a register of teachers, which shall be formed and kept in manner to be provided by Order in Council : Provided that the register so formed shall contain the names of the registered teachers arranged in alphabetical order, with an entry in respect to each teacher showing the date of his registration, and giving a

brief record of his qualifications and experience; and (6) advising the Board of Education on any matter referred to the

committee by the Board. 5.-The draft of any Order proposed to be made under this Act shall be laid before each House of Parliament for not less than four weeks during which that House is sitting, before it is submitted to Her Majesty in Council. 6.-(1.) The Board of Education may appoint such secretaries, officers,

and servants as the Board may, with the sanction of the Treasury,

determine. (2.) There shall be paid, out of moneys provided by Parliament, to the

President of the Board, unless he holds another salaried office, such annual salary not exceeding two thousand pounds, and to the secretaries, officers, and servants of the Board such salaries or remunera

tion, as the Treasury may determine. 7.-(1.) The Board of Education may sue and be sued and may for all

purposes be described by that name. (2.) The Board shall have an official seal, which shall be officially and

judicially noticed, and that seal shall be authenticated by the signature of the President or some member of the Boar,d or of a secretary, or of some person authorised by the President or some member of the

Board to act on behalf of a secretary. (3.) Every document purporting to be an instrument issued by the

Board of Education, and to be sealed with the seal of the Board, authenticated in manner provided by this Act, or to be signed by a secretary or any person authorised by the President or some member of the Board to act on behalf of a secretary, shall be received in evidence, and be deemed to be such an instrument without further

proof, unless the contrary is shown. (4.) A certificate signed by the President or any member of the Board

of Education that any instrument purporting to be made or issued by the President or some member of the Board is so made or issued shall

be conclusive evidence of fact. 8.--(1.) The office of President of the Board of Education shall not

render the person holding it incapable of being elected to, or of voting in, the Commons House of Parliament, and shall be deemed to be an office included in Schedule H. of the Representation of the People Act, 1867 ; in Schedule H. of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Act, 1868 ; in Schedule E. of the Representation of the People (Ireland) Act, 1868 ; and in Part I. of the Schedule of the Promissory Oaths

Act, 1868. (2.) After the abolition of the office of the Vice-President of the Com

mittee of the Privy Council on Education, one of the secretaries of the Board of Education shall not by reason of his office be incapable of

being elected to or of voting in the Commons House of Parliament.
9. (1.) This Act shall not extend to Scotland or Ireland.
(2.) This Act shall come into operation on the first day of April one

thousand nine hundred.
(3.) This Act may be cited as the Board of Education Act, 1899.

Power for President or secretary to sit in Parliamento 30 & 31 Vict. c. 102. 31 & 32 Vict. C. 48. 31 & 32 Vict c. 49. 31 & 32 Vict c. 72.

Extent, cos mencement, and short titis.

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GRANTS TO MUSEUMS, &c.

Conditions under which Aid in Purchase of Objects is Granted to

Museums in connexion with Schools of Science and Art or established under a Municipal or other Local Authority, or under the Public Libraries Acts.

1. The grants are primarily intended to assist local Museums in obtaining
reproductions in plaster, or by the electrotype or other process, but they
are not absolutely limited to reproductions. Grants may be made for the
purchase of original objects of Decorative Art or of Science ; but in
considering the applications, preference will always be given to those for
reproductions.
2. Application for the grant must be accompanied by-

(a) A list of objects which it is desired to purchase
(8) A copy of the rules under which the Museum is administered,

including those for the admission of visitors and of students. 3. Before a grant can be sanctioned the objects must be approved by the Board. No grant is made towards the cost of carriage of the objects. No object on which aid has been granted can be sold or exchanged without the permission of the Board.

4. The grant will in no case exceed one half the cost of the objects purchased ; and it must be met by at least an equal amount raised locally by rate or voluntary contribution, exclusive of any sum received under the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act, 1890.

5. The grant will be paid on the receipt of a certificate that the objects have been paid for and deposited in the Museum (Form 1321), supported by the original vouchers with the receipts of the vendors.

6. The Museum, in which the objects are exhibited, must be at all times open to the inspection of the officers of the Board.

7. A report on the Museum, containing a return of the number of persons who have visited it, must be forwarded annually to the Board as soon as possible after the 31st December.

8. All applications must be made before the 1st July so that they may be considered together, with a view to the allocation of the vote available for such grants in the financial year.

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APPLICATION FOR A LOAN.

Circulation of Science and Art Objects to Schools in connexion with

the Board, and to Museums established under a Municipal or

other Local Authority or under the Public Libraries Acts. Collections of objects of Science and Art are lent for a short period of exhibition to Schools of Science or of Art in connection with the Board, and to Museums established under Municipal or other Local Authority, or under the Public Libraries Acts, on the following conditions :(a.) That the objects lent by the Board are supplemental to other

contributions. (6.) That adequate provision, previously approved by the Board is

made for exhibiting them. (c.) That their security and safe return are guaranteed. (d.) That they are insured against fire and theft. (e.) That the Exhibition is open to the public, both during the day

time and the evening. (f.) That students of the School are admitted free; that arrange

ments are made for admission of artizans who are not students in the School at a reduced rate on certain evenings ; and that in the event of an Exhibition remaining open more than three months it be free at least on one day and one evening in

each week. (9.) That any surplus in the receipts is applied for the benefit of the

School or Museum with which the Exhibition is connected. Collections of objects are lent exceptionally to localities where no School of Science or Art or Municipal Museum exists, on conditions determined by the circumstances of each case, provided that the proceeds of the Exhibition are devoted to the furtherance or establishment of a Science or Art School or of a Municipal Museum.

The Board, whilst consulting the wishes of the local authorities as to the nature of the objects, reserve to themselves the absolute right of the selection. Valuable original objects will only be lent to Institutions in which efficient arrangements are made for their safe custody, and one or more attendants are employed to patrol the galleries during the hours that the Institutions are open to the public.

The Managers will be required to pay half the charges for carriage of the collection to the Exhibition and back, and to provide sufficient assistance for its proper arrangement.

If any object be received in a damaged state, when not in charge of an officer of the Board, a report of its condition should immediately be sent to the Board.

Glass cases, for the objects belonging to the Board, which require protection, will be provided by the Board, and every object will be accompanied by a descriptive label.

Application for a Loan for a Temporary Exhibition must be made on Form 605, on which applicants will be required to furnish the following information : 1. The purpose of the Exhibition. 3. The purpose for which the

pro2. The class and quantity of the

fits of the Exhibition (if any) are to objects to be contributed by the

be employed

N.B.-If open Free, to be stated.

4. The nature and situation of the building in which the Exhibition will be held, and whether the building is permanent or temporary.

5. The total floor and wall space, and the amount available for the objects which may be contributed by the Board [A plan and Sections of the build

ing, drawn to scale, to be at

tached.] 6. Mode of lighting by day, whether top or side light, and mode of lighting at night.

7. The dates of the npening and closing of the exhibition.

8. The hours of the daily opening and closing

9. Arrangements for the admission of artizans in the evening or on any special days.

10. Arrangements for the custody of the building and objects exhibited. Is the building to be Patrolled

(11) During the day,

) During the night. 11. Precautions

(a) Against fire,

(6) Against theft. 12. Any additional particulars which it may be considered desirable to furnish.

13. Names of the members of the Committee of the School (or Corporation) who guarantee the security and safe return of objects lent.

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