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[F142](1)The following persons, if they are not in Holy Orders, shall be ex-officio members of the House of Laity;—E
(a)the Dean of the Arches and Auditor;
[F2(b)the Vicar-General of the Province of Canterbury;]
[F3(c)]the Vicar-General of the Province of York;
[F3(d)]the three Church Estate Commissioners;
[F3(e)]the Chairman of the Central Board of Finance.
[F4(f) the Chairman of the Church of England Pensions Board.]
[F5(g)the members of the Archbishops’ Council who are actual communicants]
(a)the co-opted members shall not at any time exceed five in number; and,
(b)no person shall be qualified to become a co-opted member unless not less than two-thirds of the members of the Standing Committee of the House of Laity shall have first consented to his being co-opted, either at a meeting of the Standing Committee or in writing.
(3)Except in regard to their appointment, the ex-officio and co-opted members shall have the same rights and be subject to the same rules and regulations as elected members:
. . . F9
[F10Where such members are on more than one electoral roll, they shall choose the parochial church of which they are to be a member.]
(4)Co-opted members shall continue to be members of the House of Laity until the next dissolution of the General Synod, but without prejudice to their acting under Article 3(4) of the Constitution during the period of the dissolution [F11or to their continuing to be ex-officio members of other bodies constituted under these rules during that period:]
Provided that the House of Laity may, in the case of any co-opted member, fix a shorter period of membership.
(5)The House of Laity may make standing orders for regulating the procedure of and incidental to the appointment of co-opted members and otherwise for carrying this rule into effect.
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