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Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2006

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8Amendment of Synodical Government Measure 1969

The Constitution of the General Synod set out in Schedule 2 to the Synodical Government Measure 1969 (1969 No. 2) shall be amended as follows—

(a)for Article 4(2) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(2)The Presidents shall, after consultation with the Appointments Committee of the Church of England, appoint from among the members of any House of the Synod a panel of such number of persons as the Presidents may determine, who shall be available to take the chair at meetings of the Synod, being persons who shall be chosen for their experience of chairing and ability to chair meetings; and it shall be the duty of one of the persons on the panel, in accordance with arrangements approved by the Presidents and subject to any special directions of the Presidents, to take the chair at meetings of the Synod at which neither of the Presidents take the chair.; and

(b)for Article 5(4) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(4)Without prejudice to Article 11(1) below, where a vote is to be taken by a division either of the whole Synod or by Houses, Standing Orders may provide for the vote to be taken either by physical separation of the members voting or by other means including such electronic method of voting as may from time to time be determined by the Business Committee..

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