503. Information to be given by institutions.

Any institution in the United Kingdom1 by which, or under whose direction, whether inside or outside the United Kingdom, any relevant course of education or training2 is, or is proposed to be, given3, or any test of competence4 is, or is proposed to be, conducted in connection with any such course or for any other purpose5 connected with the professions of nursing or midwifery6 must, whenever required to do so by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, give to the Council such information and assistance as the Council may reasonably require in connection with the exercise of its functions