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Ordination of Women (Financial Provisions) Measure 1993 (No. 3)

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5Discretionary payments

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, the Board may, on application being made to it by any person, provide such financial benefit to him by way of periodical payments, grant or loan or otherwise as it thinks fit.

(2)In the case of an applicant to whom section 1 above does not apply, the Board shall not make any payment under subsection (1) above unless it is satisfied that—

(a)within the period of ten years immediately after the relevant date, the applicant or any person on whom the applicant is (or was immediately before that person’s death) dependent—

(i)has ceased to hold an office or employment or to be a member of a religious community consequent on his resigning therefrom; and

(ii)has made a declaration in the form set out in the Schedule to this Measure stating that he would not have resigned but for his opposition to the promulgation of the relevant Canon; and

(b)in consequence the applicant has suffered or will suffer financial hardship.

(3)For the purpose of determining whether any financial benefit should be provided under this section and, if so, the amount and form of the benefit the Board shall have regard to—

(a)the age and other personal circumstances of the applicant;

(b)any special need of the applicant in respect of housing;

(c)any special need of the applicant in respect of training for suitable employment;

(d)the extent to which the applicant provides or might reasonably be expected to provide financial support for any person dependent on him; and

(e)all other relevant circumstances of the applicant’s case.

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