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Clergy Discipline Measure 2003

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12Courses available to bishop

(1)If the complaint is not dismissed under section 11(3) above the bishop shall, within the period of twenty-eight days following the receipt by him of the registrar’s report under section 11(2) above or the president of tribunal’s direction under section 11(4), as the case may be, or such longer period as he considers to be justified in the particular circumstances of the case, determine which of the following courses is to be pursued—

(a)he may take no further action, in which case the provisions of section 13 below apply; or

(b)he may, if the respondent consents, direct that the matter remain on the record conditionally, in which case the provisions of section 14 below apply; or

(c)he may direct that an attempt to bring about conciliation in accordance with section 15 below is to be made; or

(d)he may impose a penalty by consent in accordance with section 16 below; or

(e)he may direct that the complaint is to be formally investigated in accordance with section 17 below.

(2)Where the bishop proposes to extend the period of twenty-eight days referred to in subsection (1) above he shall, before doing so, consult the complainant and the respondent.

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