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Church of England (Pensions) Measure 1988 (No. 4)

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12Extension of powers of Board relating to residences

(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”.

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