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5 Extension of powers to make lump sum payments.E

In section 3 of the Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1967 (power to make lump sum payments to clerks entitled to pensions under Part I of the 1961 Measure)—

(a)in subsection (1) for the word “clerks” there shall be substituted the words “scheme members”;

(b)after subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(1A)As from such date as may be specified in rules made under this section, the Commissioners may, subject to and in accordance with such rules, authorise the Board to make lump sum payments on the death of scheme members.

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7 Termination of contributory pension scheme for widows and children under s. 11 of 1961 Measure.E

(1)Sections 11, 12 and 13 of the 1961 Measure (which provide for the payment of contributions towards pensions for widows and children of clergy ordained after 1947 and before 22nd March 1967) shall cease to have effect and no further contribution or other sum of money shall be paid by any clerk under the said section 11 or 13.

(2)Where the liability of any clerk to make any payment ceases by virtue of subsection (1) above, the benefits to which his widow and children (if any) would have been entitled on his death, if the liability had not ceased, shall be paid at such reduced rate as an actuary may certify to be proper.

(3)Section 1 of the M1Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1967 (which limits the application of section 11 of the 1961 Measure and makes provision for the cessation of payment of contributions under that section) shall cease to have effect.

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8 Termination of payment of contributions begun under Part II of Clergy Pensions Measure 1948.E

(1)Section 14 of the 1961 Measure (contributions for pensions for widows and dependants paid under Part II of the Clergy Pensions Measure 1948) shall cease to have effect and no further contribution shall be paid by any clerk under that section.

(2)Where a clerk has ceased to pay contributions under the said section 14 by virtue of subsection (1) above, the benefits to which his widow, nominated dependant or personal representatives would have been entitled on his death if the contributions had continued to be paid until the clerk’s attainment of the age of seventy years, his entering upon the receipt of a pension by reason of infirmity or his death, whichever first occurs, shall be paid at such reduced rate as an actuary may certify to be proper.

9 Termination of liability for contributions under agreements made under s. 15 of 1961 Measure.E

(1)The liability of any clerk to pay contributions under any agreement made by him with the Board under section 15 of the 1961 Measure for the payment of a pension to his widow or dependants shall cease and no further contributions shall be paid by him.

(2)Where the liability of a clerk to pay contributions under any such agreement ceases by virtue of subsection (1) above, the benefits to which his widow or any other beneficiary specified in the agreement would have been entitled on his death, if the liability had not ceased, shall be paid at such reduced rate as an actuary may certify to be proper.

10 Provisions supplementary to ss. 7 to 9.E

(1)An actuary in certifying the proper rate of benefits to be paid under section 7, 8, or 9 of this Measure may take into account any arrears of contributions which have not been paid, and section 35(4) of the 1961 Measure shall not apply to any such arrears.

(2)A contribution paid under section 11 or 14 of the 1961 Measure shall in no circumstances be repaid to the clerk by whom it was paid.

(3)Nothing in this Measure shall affect the benefits payable on death in respect of contributions or any other sum paid under section 11, 13 or 14 of the 1961 Measure by a clerk who is alive on the date on which the relevant section ceases to have effect but has before that date ceased to pay those contributions, for whatever reason.

11 Payments out of Commissioners’ general fund.E

In section 17 of the 1961 Measure (payments out of Commissioners’ general fund)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the word “Measure” there shall be inserted the words “or under section 3(1) of the Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1967”;

(b)in subsection (2) for the words “section 10 of this Measure” there shall be substituted the words “sections 10, 10A and 10B of this Measure or under section 3(1A) of the Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1967”;

(c)in subsection (3) for the words “retired clerks or to the widows and dependants of deceased clerks” there shall be substituted the words “retired scheme members or to the widows, widowers and dependants of deceased scheme members”.

12 Extension of powers of Board relating to residences.E

(1)In section 26(1) of the 1961 Measure (provision of residences)—

(a)for paragraphs (a) and (b) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs—

(a)to provide, maintain and manage homes for the residence of retired clerks, deaconesses and licensed lay workers and the spouses of retired clerks, deaconesses and licensed lay workers;

(b)to provide, maintain and manage homes for the residence of the widows, widowers and dependants of deceased clerks, deaconesses and licensed lay workers;

(b)paragraph (e) shall be omitted.

(2)In section 26(3A) of the 1961 Measure (loans for residences)—

(a)for the words from the beginning of the subsection to the words “in any earlier resolution” there shall be substituted—

(3A)The Board shall have power to make a loan, on such terms as the Board think fit—

(a)to a clerk, deaconess or licensed lay worker who has retired or has attained the requisite age; or

(b)to the widow or widower of a deceased clerk, deaconess or licensed lay worker;

to assist him or her to purchase, build, rebuild or improve a dwelling-house (including a flat) in which he or she resides or is to reside, being a loan made on the security of the dwelling-house and in respect of a freehold interest or a leasehold interest the unexpired term of which is not less than sixty years; and any loan which the Board has power to make under this subsection to a person mentioned in paragraph (a) above may instead be made to the spouse of that person.

In this subsection “the requisite age” means three years below retiring age or such other age below retiring age as the General Synod may by resolution from time to time determine in relation to the retiring age for men or in relation to the retiring age for women.

(b)for the words “(3) A resolution under this subsection” there shall be substituted the words “(3B) A resolution under subsection (3A) above”.

(3)In section 26(4) of the 1961 Measure for the words from the beginning of the subsection to the words “deceased church workers” there shall be substituted the words “The Board may defray any expenditure incurred by them in the exercise, for the benefit of retired clerks and their spouses or for the benefit of the widows, widowers or dependants of deceased clerks, of the powers conferred by the foregoing provisions of this section” and in paragraph (a) after the word “widows” there shall be inserted the word “widowers”.

13 Membership of pensions schemes for church workers.E

In section 27 of the 1961 Measure (power of Board to administer pensions schemes for church workers) at the beginning there shall be inserted “(1)”, after the word “widows” there shall be inserted the word “widowers” and for the words from “A person who is a member of a scheme” to the end of the section there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(2)A deaconess or licensed lay worker who is performing, or has performed, service which is, or is treated as, pensionable service for the purposes of this Measure shall not be eligible to join a scheme established or administered under this section, unless the Board at their discretion grant the deaconess or lay worker permission to do so.

(3)The Board may at their discretion grant a clerk permission to join a scheme established or administered under this section.

(4)A person who is a member of a scheme established or administered under this section shall be disqualified from continued membership thereof if the service performed by that person becomes service which is, or is treated as, pensionable service for the purposes of this Measure.

14 Investment powers of Board.E

In section 32 of the 1961 Measure (investment powers of Board)—

(a)for subsections (1) and (2) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(1)Without prejudice to section 32A of this Measure, the Board may invest any moneys in their hands and available for investment—

(a)in any investment falling within Schedule 1 of the Trustee Investments Act 1961;

(b)in the acquisition of freehold land in England and Wales or of leasehold land in England and Wales of which the unexpired term at the time of acquisition is not less than sixty years, and

(c)in any investment fund or deposit fund constituted under the Church Funds Investment Measure 1958.

(2)The Board may retain any investment given to them by way of legacy or otherwise notwithstanding that it is not an investment which the Board would have power to acquire under subsection (1) above.;

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(c)subsections (4) to (7), (9) and (10) shall be omitted and in subsection (8) all the definitions except the definition of “property” shall be omitted.

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16 Extension of powers of General Synod to make further provision by regulations for clergy pensions.E

In section 6 of the Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1972 (powers of General Synod to make further provision by regulations with respect to pensions for clergy and their widows and dependants)—

(a)for subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(1)The General Synod may, by regulations approved by the Synod under this section, make further provision with respect to—

(a)pensions and lump sum payments for or in respect of clergy and church workers;

(b)pensions for the widows, widowers and dependants of clergy and church workers;

(c)residences for retired clergy and church workers and for the spouses of retired clergy and church workers;

(d)residences for the widows, widowers and dependants of deceased clergy and church workers;

(e)any matter incidental or supplementary to the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d) above.;

(b)in subsection (2) for the words “Clergy Pensions Measures 1961 to 1969 and this Measure” there shall be substituted the words “Church of England (Pensions) Measures 1961 to 1988” and for the words “for the clergy and their widows” there shall be substituted the words “and lump sum payments for or in respect of the clergy and church workers and to pensions for their widows, widowers”;

(c)for subsection (3) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(3)The provisions excepted from the last preceding subsection are Part III (excluding sections 26(1) to (3A), 27 and 32A) and section 38 of the principal Measure, section 4 of the Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1967 and this section (“the excepted provisions”), together with interpretation provisions of the principal Measure so far as they relate to the excepted provisions; and any reference in the excepted provisions to any provision of the principal Measure which is amended or replaced by regulations approved under this section shall be construed as a reference to, or as including a reference to, that provision as amended or replaced by those regulations.;

(d)for subsection (4) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(4)Any regulations under this section shall be prepared by the Board and, with the concurrence of the Commissioners, shall be laid before the General Synod and shall not come into force until they have been approved by the General Synod, whether with or without amendment.

(4A)Where the Standing Committee of the General Synod determines that regulations laid before the General Synod under this section do not need to be debated by the Synod then, unless—

(a)notice is given by a member of the General Synod in accordance with its Standing Orders that he wishes the regulations to be debated, or

(b)notice is so given by any such member that he wishes to move an amendment to the regulations and at least twenty-five other members of the Synod indicate when the amendment is called that they wish the amendment to be moved,

the regulations shall for the purposes of this section be deemed to have been approved by the General Synod without amendment.

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18 Amendments and repeals.E

(1)The enactments specified in Schedule 2 to this Measure shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in that Schedule, being minor amendments or amendments consequential on the preceding provisions of this Measure.

(2)The enactments specified in Schedule 3 to this Measure are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

19 Citation, commencement and interpretation.E

(1)This Measure may be cited as the Church of England (Pensions) Measure 1988, and this Measure may be cited with the Clergy Pensions Measures 1961 to 1982 and the M2Deaconesses and Lay Workers (Pensions) Measure 1980 as the Church of England (Pensions) Measures 1961 to 1988.

(2)This Measure shall come into force on such date as the Archbishops of Canterbury and York may jointly appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different provisions.

(3)In this Measure “the 1961 Measure” means the M3Clergy Pensions Measure 1961.

(4)This Measure shall be construed as one with the 1961 Measure.

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C1Power of appointment conferred by s. 19(2) fully exercised by Instrument dated 31.10.1988

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