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Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990 (No. 2)

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Establishment and functions of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission and fabric advisory committees.

3The Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England

(1)There shall be established a body to be called the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (in this Measure referred to as “the Commission”) which shall have the functions assigned to it by this Measure.

(2)It shall be the duty of the Commission—

(a)to give advice to the administrative body of a cathedral church, and to the fabric advisory committee, on the care, conservation, repair or development of the cathedral church;

(b)to consider and determine any application made to it in accordance with the provisions of this Measure by the administrative body of a cathedral church;

(c)to promote co-operation between the Commission and organisations concerned with the care and study of buildings of architectural, archaeological, artistic or historic interest in England;

(d)to assist the administrative bodies of cathedral churches by participating in educational and research projects which in the view of the Commission will promote the care, conservation, repair or development of cathedral churches and their ancillary buildings; and

(e)to maintain jointly with the Council for the Care of Churches, a library of books, plans, drawings, photographs and other material relating to cathedral churches and the objects in them.

(3)The provisions of Schedule 1 to this Measure shall have effect with respect to the Commission.

4Establishment of fabric advisory committees

(1)The administrative body of every cathedral church and the Commission shall jointly establish a committee, to be called the fabric advisory committee, which shall have the functions assigned to it by this Measure.

(2)It shall be the duty of the fabric advisory committee—

(a)to give advice to the administrative body of the cathedral church on the care, conservation, repair or development of the cathedral church; and

(b)to consider and determine any application made to it in accordance with the provisions of this Measure by the administrative body of the cathedral church.

(3)The provisions of Schedule 2 to this Measure shall have effect with respect to fabric advisory committees.

5Powers of fabric advisory committee in relation to application of section 2

(1)The fabric advisory committee shall have power, after consultation with the administrative body and subject to the agreement of the Commission, to determine that section 2 of this Measure is not to apply to proposals of any class or description specified by the committee, and to vary or revoke any determination made under this subsection.

(2)If the administrative body wishes to have it determined whether a proposal is one to which section 2 of this Measure does not apply by virtue of subsection (1) above the fabric advisory committee shall have power to determine that question.

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