Education and Training Boards Act 2013

29.

Gifts and trusts.

29.— (1) Where a person—

( a) makes an offer of a gift of money, land or other property to an education and training board, or

( b) requests the board to act as a trustee of any trust or charity,

the chief executive of that board shall, within one month of the offer or request being made, prepare and submit a proposal to the board setting out his or her observations on the offer or request, as the case may be, and his or her recommendation as to whether the board should accept the gift or agree to act as a trustee, as the case may be.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), an education and training board may having considered any relevant observations and recommendations of the chief executive of the board—

( a) with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform—

(i) act as a trustee of any trust or charity, or

(ii) accept a gift of money, land or other property upon such trusts and conditions, if any, as may be specified by the donor,

for purposes connected with the functions of the board, or

( b) refuse to act as a trustee or accept a gift as the case may be.

(3) An education and training board shall not act as a trustee of any trust or charity, or accept a gift if the trust or condition attached to it by the donor is, in the opinion of the board, inconsistent with or likely to prejudice the board’s operational independence or effective performance of its functions.

(4) An education and training board shall include in each report prepared under section 28 , details of any gift that exceeds such amount as the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform specifies, accepted by the education and training board concerned during the period to which the report relates.

(5) In subsection (4)“details” means—

( a) the name and address of the donor of the gift,

( b) a description of the gift, and

( c) particulars of any trust or condition attached to the gift.