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Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (No. 1)

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25Rule Committee

(1)There shall be a Rule Committee which shall consist of the following persons, namely—

(a)a diocesan bishop nominated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York;

(b)the Dean of the Arches and Auditor;

(c)one archdeacon nominated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York;

(d)two diocesan chancellors nominated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York;

(e)two diocesan registrars nominated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York;

(f)one person nominated by the Council for the Care of Churches;

(g)two persons nominated by the Standing Committee of the House of Laity from among the members of that House,

together with six other persons nominated for particular purposes in accordance with subsection (2) below.

(2)The members of the committee to be nominated for particular purposes shall be as follows—

(a)for the purpose of making rules relating to proceedings in the Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved or a Commission of Review appointed under section 11 of the 1963 Measure, one person nominated by the Lord Chancellor, being a person who holds or has held high judicial office;

(b)for the purpose of making rules relating to cathedral churches—

(i)one person nominated by the Standing Committee of the General Synod, being a person who is a member of the administrative body of a cathedral church;

(ii)one person nominated by the Cathedrals Fabric Commission from among the members of that Commission, being a person having special knowledge of the conservation of cathedrals;

(c)for the purpose of making rules relating to proceedings in respect of offences cognisable under section 14 of the 1963 Measure—

(i)a diocesan bishop nominated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York (in addition to the bishop nominated under subsection (1)(a) above);

(ii)the Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury or a member of that House nominated by him;

(iii)the Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of York or a member of that House nominated by him.

(3)The quorum of the committee shall be five members, but a member nominated for a particular purpose under subsection (2) above shall not be included in a quorum for any other purpose.

(4)The chairman of the committee shall be the Dean of the Arches and Auditor, unless he declines or is unable to act as such in which case the chairman shall be such other member of the committee as may be nominated by the Dean of the Arches and Auditor after consultation with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

(5)Subject to subsection (3) above, the committee may act notwithstanding any vacancy in its membership and may regulate its own procedure.

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