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Synodical Government (Amendment) Measure 1974

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1Provision for amendment of Constitutions of the Convocations.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)It shall be lawful for the General Synod to make a Canon amending the Constitutions of the Upper Houses of the Convocations of Canterbury and York for the purpose of enabling suffragan bishops to be members of those Houses and, accordingly, of the House of Bishops of the General Synod; and the Canon shall make provision with respect to the number of such bishops who are to be elected to the Upper House of each Convocation and with respect to the method of their election.

(2)Where the General Synod makes a Canon for the purpose mentioned in subsection (1) of this section, it shall also amend the Canons relating to the representation of the clergy in the Lower Houses of the said Convocations for the purpose of excluding from the persons qualified or entitled to be members of the Lower House of each Convocation, and from the persons entitled to elect or choose a member or members of such House, the persons who by virtue of the first-mentioned Canon are qualified to be members of the Upper House of that Convocation.

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