Youth Work Act 2001

Withdrawal or reduction of assistance.

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10.—(1) Where an organisation in receipt of financial assistance provided under section 9 does not comply with—

( a) a condition attached under section 9(1)(a)(ii) to which it is subject, or

( b) a direction under section 8(6) ,

F6 [ the education and training board ] may, subject to section 10(2) to (5), withdraw or reduce the amount of the financial assistance.

(2) Where F6 [ an education and training board ] proposes to withdraw or reduce the amount of financial assistance provided under section 9 , and where the amount to be withdrawn or by which it is to be reduced exceeds such sum as the Minister may from time to time determine, F6 [ the education and training board ] shall, by notice in writing, inform the organisation that—

( a) a withdrawal or reduction is being considered, and

( b) the reasons for the proposed withdrawal or reduction.

(3) An organisation may, within the next 21 days beginning on the date when a notice under subsection (2) is given to it, or such longer period as F6 [ the education and training board ] may determine, make representations in writing to the Assessor of Youth Work giving reasons why, in its view, the proposed withdrawal or reduction is not warranted.

(4) The Assessor of Youth Work shall consider any representations made under subsection (3) and shall make recommendations to F6 [ the education and training board ] on the matter.

(5) Where F6 [ an education and training board ], having considered the recommendations made by the Assessor of Youth Work under subsection (4) decides, by resolution, to withdraw or reduce the amount of financial assistance it shall, in writing, inform the organisation of the withdrawal or reduction and the reasons therefor.