1996 No. 1745 (S.144)
The Sex Discrimination (Geoffrey Simpson Bequest Modification) Order 1996
26th June 1996
Laid before Parliament
11th July 1996
Coming into force
1st August 1996
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 79 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf–
being satisfied on the application of Borders Regional Council(2) as the governing body of the educational endowment described in article 2 below that the modification of a provision which restricts the benefit of the endowment to persons of one sex would conduce to the advancement of education without sex discrimination; and
having published a notice under section 79(3) of the said Act and having received no representations duly made in accordance with that notice;
hereby makes the following Order:
1. This Order may be cited as the Sex Discrimination (Geoffrey Simpson Bequest Modification) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st August 1996.
2. The educational endowment constituted by clause (Three) of the Settlement of Geoffrey Simpson dated 16th October 1981 and registered in the Books of Council and Session on 17th August 1982 shall be modified by substituting in the said clause (Three) for the words “in each alternate year for the benefit and behoof of the Head Boy and Head Girl of the said School alternately” the words “in each year in equal shares for the benefit and behoof of the Head Boy and Head Girl of the said School”.
Raymond S Robertson
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
26th June 1996
1975 c. 65; section 79 was amended by the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 44), Schedule 4, paragraph 9 and Schedule 5.
The application was made prior to local government reorganisation on 1st April 1996.