Notwithstanding anything in sections 77 and 78, in any case where the Minister is satisfied that the majority of the parents of pupils attending a school wish their children to receive religious instruction additional to that specified in the said section 78 and he is satisfied that such additional religious instruction will not be to the detriment of the normal curriculum of the school, he shall generally or in any special case, after consultation with the school’s board, authorise the additional religious instruction up to such an amount and subject to such conditions as he thinks fit.

Section 78A: inserted, on 16 August 1976, by section 83(8) of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 (1975 No 129).

Section 78A: amended, on 18 May 1989, pursuant to section 22(3)(b) of the School Trustees Act 1989 (1989 No 3).