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Care of Cathedrals Measure 1990 (No. 2)

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Section 3.

SCHEDULE 1The Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England

Membership

1The Commission shall consist of a chairman, a vice-chairman and twenty-two other members.

2The chairman shall be a lay person appointed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York after consultation with the Secretary of State for the Environment, and the vice-chairman shall be appointed by the Archbishops after consultation with the Standing Committee and with such organisation as appears to the Archbishops to be representative of the deans and provosts of cathedral churches.

3Seventeen members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York as follows—

(a)one member shall be appointed on the nomination of the House of Bishops from among the members of that House;

(b)two members shall be appointed on the nomination of such organisation as appears to the Archbishops to be representative of the deans and provosts of cathedral churches and at least one of those two members shall be a dean or provost of a cathedral church;

(c)two members shall be appointed on the nomination of the Council for the Care of Churches from among the members of that Council or a committee thereof;

(d)two members shall be persons holding office as architects to cathedral churches who shall be appointed after consultation with the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects;

(e)two members shall be architects, chartered building surveyors or chartered engineers, with experience of the care of historic buildings, who shall be appointed after consultation with the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the President of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association, the President of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers;

(f)one member shall be a painter, sculptor or other artist, with experience of work for cathedral or other churches, who shall be appointed after consultation with the President of the Royal Academy of Art;

(g)seven members shall be persons who between them have special knowledge of archaeology, architecture, archives, art, the care of books and manuscripts, history (including history of art and architecture) and liturgy (including church music) and of whom—

(i)one shall be appointed after consultation with the Secretary of State for the Environment;

(ii)one shall be appointed after consultation with the Chairman of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission;

(iii)one shall be appointed after consultation with the Chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission;

(iv)one shall be appointed after consultation with the President of the Council for British Archaeology and the President of the Society of Antiquaries of London;

(v)two shall be appointed after consultation with the chairman of the Liturgical Commission; and

(vi)one shall be appointed after consultation with the Director of the Royal School of Church Music.

4Five members of the Commission, of whom at least one shall be a member of the administrative body of a cathedral church, shall be elected by the General Synod from among its members, each person so elected having knowledge of the ways in which cathedral churches are currently used and of their contribution to the work of the Church of England.

5No person who is a member of the administrative body or fabric advisory committee of any cathedral church or a member or officer of a relevant committee of any designated organisation shall be eligible for appointment as the chairman or vice-chairman of the Commission.

6The chairman and other members of the Commission shall hold office for five years beginning on the first day of March in the year next following the year in which the General Synod is dissolved and a new Synod comes into being.

7Any member of the Commission shall on ceasing to hold office be eligible for re-appointment unless he became such a member by virtue of re-appointment under this paragraph:

Provided that the Archbishops of Canterbury and York may, in exceptional circumstances, direct that a person who became such a member by virtue of re-appointment under this paragraph shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further term or terms.

Casual Vacancies

8Where a casual vacancy occurs among the members of the Commission appointed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Archbishops, after such consultation as appears to them to be appropriate having regard to the knowledge or experience of the person whose place is to be filled, may appoint a person to fill the vacancy.

9Where a casual vacancy occurs among the members of the Commission elected by the General Synod, the General Synod may elect one of its members to fill the vacancy, the person so elected having knowledge of the matters mentioned in paragraph 4 above.

10Any person appointed or elected to fill a casual vacancy shall hold office only for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the person in whose place he is appointed or elected.

Secretary

11The Commission shall appoint a secretary to the Commission but no person shall be appointed who is a member or officer of the administrative body or fabric advisory committee of any cathedral church or a member of a relevant committee of any designated organisation.

Committees

12The Commission shall have power to appoint such committees as it considers expedient.

13Persons who are not members of the Commission may be appointed to any committee thereof, but the number of such persons appointed to a committee shall be less than half the total number of members of the committee.

Proceedings

14The quorum of the Commission shall be eight members.

15Subject to paragraph 14 above, the Commission may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership.

16The Commission shall have power to hold public hearings in connection with any matter to be considered by it for the purpose of receiving oral representations from members of the public.

17Subject to the preceding provision of this Schedule and to any directions as to procedure given by the General Synod, the Commission shall have power to regulate its own procedure.

Designated organisations

18The Archbishops of Canterbury and York acting jointly may designate the organisations which are to be “designated organisations” for the purposes of paragraphs 5 and 11 above and may specify the committees of those organisations which are to be “relevant committees” for the purposes of those paragraphs.

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