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Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2000

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9In section 32—

(a)for subsections (1) and (2) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(1)Where the Diocesan Board of Finance of a diocese is of the opinion—

(a)that any parsonage land belonging to a benefice in the diocese or any part of such land and, in particular, a parsonage house or any excluded part of a parsonage house, is not necessary for the convenient occupation of the incumbent or, as the case may be, is not required as the residence house of the benefice, and

(b)that such land should be transferred to the Board under this section,

it shall so notify the incumbent or any sequestrators concerned and, in the case of a benefice in respect of which a team ministry is established, every member of the team who may within one month following such notification, make written representations to the Commissioners with respect to the proposed transfer.

(2)After considering any such representations the Commissioners shall notify the Board and the incumbent or sequestrators and every member of the team ministry of their decision with respect to the representation and the reasons therefor.

(2A)If no such representations are made within the said period of one month or the Commissioners decide that the proposed transfer should take place notwithstanding any representations, the bishop of the diocese concerned may by order under his seal provide for the transfer to the Board on such date as may be specified in the order of the land in question.;

(b)in subsection (7) for the word “Commissioners” there shall be substituted the word “bishop”;

(c)in subsection (8) for the word “Commissioners” there shall be substituted the word “bishop”, for the word “their” there shall be substituted the word “his” and for the word “them” there shall be substituted the word “him”.

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