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Sections 1, 8.

SCHEDULEE SCHEME

Definitions.E

1In this Scheme—

Textual Amendments

F4Sch. para. 1: Words in definition of “The Measure” substituted (1.9.1995) by 1995 No. 2, s. 7, Sch. para. 2(c); Instrument dated 26.7.1995 made by Archbishops of Canterbury and York

Investment FundsE

Constitution of Investment Funds.E

2(1)There is hereby constituted an Investment Fund to be held by the Central Board, consisting of such contributions as may from time to time be made thereto in accordance with the provisions of this Scheme and the property for the time being representing the same. Such Investment Fund shall commence operations on such date as the Central Board may fix.

(2)The Central Board may at any time or times constitute one or more additional Investment Funds and may fix the date or dates on which they shall commence operating.

(3)The Central Board may on the constitution of an Investment Fund by instrument in writing declare that the class of funds from which contributions may be made to that Investment Fund shall be restricted in manner declared in the instrument; but subject as aforesaid, and save as provided in paragraph 5 hereof, all the provisions of this Scheme shall apply equally to the original and any additional Investment Fund.

ContributionsE

3(1)Subject to the requisite consents or directions mentioned in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) being obtained, and subject also to compliance with the provisions of this Scheme and with such conditions as the Central Board may from time to time prescribe with regard to the length of notice to be given and the procedure to be followed by the Holder, the Holder of any fund to which the Measure applies may contribute in respect of that fund to an Investment Fund, by paying or transferring to the Central Board for the purpose of that Investment Fund cash or other assets of the fund, or, in a case where the fund is already vested in the Central Board, by appropriating cash or other assets of the fund to that Investment Fund.

(2)The consent of the Central Board shall be requisite to any contribution to an Investment Fund, and nothing in this Scheme shall limit the discretion of the Central Board to refuse to accept any contribution or to refuse to accept any particular asset by way of contribution.

(3)In a case where the Holder of a fund is, under the provisions of a trust instrument relating to that fund, required in investing that fund to obtain the consent of some other person or body, or to act on the directions of some other person or body, the consent or direction of such other person or body shall also be requisite for a contribution in respect of that fund to an Investment Fund; but this provision shall not apply to any consent or direction which by virtue of the provisions of subsection (2) of section five of the Measure is not required for such contribution; and in any event the Central Board shall not be concerned to see that any such consent or direction has been obtained.

Administration as common fund.E

4An Investment Fund shall be held and administered as a common fund for the benefit of the Contributing Funds.

Investment.E

5(1)Subject as hereinafter provided any moneys comprised in an Investment Fund shall from time to time be invested at the discretion of the Central Board in the purchase of any investments or property of any sort either real or personal and whether or not being investments or property authorised by the general law for the investment of trust funds, or upon loan upon the security of any property of any description or without security: Provided that if, on the constitution of an Investment Fund, the Central Board shall by instrument in writing declare that the power of investment of moneys comprised in that Investment Fund shall be restricted in manner declared in the instrument, the provisions of this paragraph shall have effect as regards that Investment Fund subject to the terms of such instrument.

(2)Moneys which the Central Board does not think fit immediately to invest may be deposited in a Deposit Fund or at any Bank.

(3)The Central Board may from time to time at its discretion transpose or vary the investments comprised in an Investment Fund for or into any others authorised by this paragraph.

(4)In relation to land, whether freehold or leasehold, the Central Board may exercise all the powers of management or improvement which could be exercised by an absolute owner holding the land beneficially.

Shares in Investment Funds.E

6[F5(1)For convenience in recording the respective interests of the Holders of the Contributing Funds in an Investment Fund each Investment Fund shall comprise Shares of either or both of two classes, namely—

(a)Income Shares, in respect of which attributable income shall be distributed or retained (or both distributed and retained) in the Income Reserve in accordance with this Scheme; and

(b)Accumulation Shares, in respect of which attributable income shall be accumulated by investment as capital of the Investment Fund in accordance with this Scheme.

(1A)Where an Investment Fund comprises both Income Shares and Accumulation Shares, each class of Shares shall be referable to one of two parts of the value of the Investment Fund.

(1B)Each Income Share shall represent an equal undivided part of the beneficial interest in the Investment Fund or, as the case may be, that part of the value of the Investment Fund to which Income Shares are referable.

(1C)Each Accumulation Share shall represent an equal undivided part of the beneficial interest in the Investment Fund or, as the case may be, that part of the value of the Investment Fund to which Accumulation Shares are referable.

(1D)Such Shares shall be recorded in the names of the Holders for the time being of the Contributing Funds in books to be kept for that purpose by the Central Board. The number of Shares so recorded may comprise decimal parts of a Share to two places of decimals and reference in this Scheme to a number of Shares shall be construed as including references to a number which comprises such decimal parts.]

(2)Such Shares and the interests represented thereby shall not be capable of being transferred or assigned; but on any change occurring in the Holder of a Contributing Fund the Central Board shall (subject to the provisions of paragraph 15 hereof) record the Shares affected in the name of the new Holder.

(3)The Central Board shall not be concerned with any trusts or equities affecting any Share in an Investment Fund notwithstanding that it may have notice of such trusts or equities nor shall the Central Board recognise (even when having notice thereof) any rights in respect of a Share except an absolute right to the entirety thereof in the Holder thereof. Payment or transfer to the Holder of a Share shall discharge the Central Board in respect of any sum paid or assets transferred in respect of that Share.

[F6(3A)The Central Board may at any time sub-divide the Shares of either class.]

(4)No documents of title shall be issued by the Central Board in respect of Shares in any Investment Fund but the Central Board shall at any time upon request certify to the Holder of any Contributing Fund the number of Shares recorded in the name of such Holder.

Initial contributions: division into Shares.E

7On the commencement date of each Investment Fund the initial contributions received or to be received by the Central Board for the purposes of that Investment Fund shall be valued and the Central Board shall determine the number of Shares [F7of each class] into which the Fund shall be divided. Such Shares [F8shall be denominated as Income Shares or as Accumulation Shares and the number of such Shares] shall be recorded in the names of the respective Holders of Contributing Funds in proportion to the values as at the said date of their contributions.

Subsequent contributions and withdrawals.E

8(1)Every contribution to an Investment Fund which is made after its commencement date shall be made at or to take effect from a valuation date and shall consist of cash equal to the basic value at that date of [F9a number of Shares of either or both classes] in that Investment Fund arrived at in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 9 hereof or (with the consent of the Central Board) assets other than cash equal in value thereto; and as from that date the number of Shares [F10of the relevant class or classes] into which that Investment Fund is divided shall be increased accordingly and the additional Share or Shares shall be recorded in the name of the Holder of the Contributing Fund.

(2)With every such contribution as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph there shall be paid to the Central Board in addition to the basic value of the [F11relevant] Shares such surcharge (if any) as the Central Board may assess as the appropriate surcharge for the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) of this paragraph: Provided that in the event of the Central Board accepting a contribution in the form of assets other than cash no such surcharge shall be payable but the Holder of the Contributing Fund shall bear the costs of transferring to and vesting in the Central Board for the purposes of the Investment Fund the assets in question.

(3)Subject to compliance with such conditions as the Central Board may from time to time prescribe regarding the notice to be given on withdrawal any Holder of Shares [F12of either class] in an Investment Fund may at any valuation date withdraw all or any of those Shares in which event there shall be paid or transferred to such Holder as soon as practicable after the valuation date in question cash or assets other than cash as may be agreed between the Holder and the Central Board of an amount or value equal at that valuation date to the basic value of the Share or Shares [F13of either class] withdrawn arrived at in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 9 hereof less such deduction (if any) as the Central Board may assess as the appropriate deduction for the purposes of sub-paragraph (5) of this paragraph. Provided that if assets other than cash are transferred to the Holder in satisfaction of the basic value of a Share [F14of the class concerned] no such deduction shall be made but the Holder shall bear the costs of transferring the assets in question. On any such withdrawal from an Investment Fund the number of Shares [F15of the class concerned] into which that Investment Fund is divided and the number of Shares [F16of the class concerned] recorded in the name of the Holder concerned shall as from the relevant valuation date be reduced by the number of [F17such] Shares withdrawn.

(4)Any notice of withdrawal shall be given by the Holder of the Share in respect of which the withdrawal is to be made. Before giving such notice the Holder shall obtain the consent or direction of any other person whose consent or direction would be necessary on a sale by the Holder of investments comprised in the Contributing Fund; but this provision shall not apply to any consent or direction which by virtue of the provisions of subsection (2) of section five of the Measure is not required for such withdrawal; and in any event the Central Board shall not be concerned to see that any such consent or direction has been obtained.

(5)In order to ensure that the basic value of the Shares [F18of each class] in an Investment Fund shall not be affected to a material extent by the effects of contributions or withdrawals the Central Board shall assess and impose such surcharge (if any) in respect of any contributions in cash made to an Investment Fund subsequent to the commencement date and shall assess and impose such deduction (if any) in respect of any withdrawals in cash from an Investment Fund as it shall consider appropriate: Provided always that in respect of all contributions in cash made as on the same valuation date the surcharge shall be of the same amount per Share [F19of the same class], and that in respect of all withdrawals in cash made as on the same valuation date the deduction shall be of the same amount per Share [F19 of the same class].

(6)When notice of withdrawal has been given in respect of any Share in an Investment Fund the Central Board may pending the payment out of the proceeds of withdrawal advance to the Holder of the Share such sum as it may think fit, not exceeding the sum which it estimates to be the net amount which will be payable to such Holder by virtue of the withdrawal of the Share. Any sum so advanced shall be repayable with interest at such rate as may have been agreed at the time of the advance on the date of the payment out of the proceeds of withdrawal of the Share concerned; and the Central Board shall be entitled to a lien on the proceeds of withdrawal of any Share for any amount advanced to the Holder of such Share pursuant to this sub-paragraph and for interest thereon.

Textual Amendments

ConversionE

[F208AWhere an Investment Fund comprises two classes of Shares and subject to compliance with such conditions as the Central Board may from time to time prescribe with regard to the notice to be given on conversion, the Central Board shall at the request of the Holder of any Share in an Investment Fund at any valuation date convert such number of Shares of either class recorded as held by the Holder as the Holder may require into Shares of the other class, being Shares which on that valuation date are of the basic value determined in accordance with this Scheme as nearly as possible equal to the basic value so determined of the Shares being converted. The proportion of the value of the Investment Fund attributable to each class of Shares shall immediately after that valuation date be adjusted accordingly.]

Valuations.E

9(1)The Central Board shall value each Investment Fund [F21and each class of Shares therein] on such dates, approximately half-yearly, as it may determine and may value an Investment Fund on [F21and each class of Shares therein] any other dates if it shall think fit to do so. The Central Board shall notify [F22the frequency of valuation dates] to the Holders of Shares in the Investment Fund [F23concerned].

(2)The following provisions shall apply to any valuation made for the purposes of this Schedule of an Investment Fund [F24or of either class of Share therein] or of any assets contributed to or withdrawn from an Investment Fund:—

(a)Investments quoted on a Stock Exchange shall be taken at the mid-market price [F25on the relevant Stock Exchange on the valuation date], or, if there is [F26no such price available] on that date, the mid-market price on the last day preceding that date for which [F27such price is available]. In the case of investments quoted on more than one Stock Exchange the expression “the relevant Stock Exchange” means for this purpose such Stock Exchange as the Central Board may consider to be the most appropriate;

(b)All assets other than investments quoted on a Stock Exchange shall be taken at such value as may be determined on each occasion by the Central Board; and for this purpose the Central Board shall be entitled at its discretion to obtain and to accept a valuation of any asset made by a professional valuer accountant stockbroker or other person considered by the Central Board to be qualified to make such valuation or to treat the cost of acquisition of any asset as the value thereof or to make such estimates of value as they may consider appropriate;

(c)Fractions of one pound may be disregarded or rounded off to the nearest one pound.

[F28(2A)The amount of the Income Reserve referred to in sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph 11 hereof shall be included in that part of the value of the Investment Fund that is attributable to Income Shares only and shall be available for distribution to Holders of Income Shares only,]

[F29(3)On any valuation date, the basic value of a Share of either class shall be arrived at by —

(a)calculating the value of the Investment Fund or, where there are two classes of Shares, that part of the value of the Investment Fund attributable to Shares of the class concerned on the basis —

(i)that the value of the Investment Fund, excluding the amount of the Income Reserve, shall be apportioned between the two classes of Share in the same proportion as they bore to each other immediately after the previous valuation date, subject only, in the case of a valuation date which is also a Dividend Record Date, to adjustment for any income determined to be distributed or transferred to the Income Reserve or accumulated; and

(ii)that the amount of the Income Reserve shall be dealt with in accordance with sub-paragraph (2A) above ;

(b)dividing the same by the number of Shares of the class concerned into which the Investment Fund is divided; and

(c)rounding off the resulting figure to the nearest 0.01p.]

Certificates as to value.E

10A certificate of the Central Board as to the value of an Investment Fund [F30or of either class of Shares therein]or of any asset contributed to or withdrawn from an Investment Fund or as to the basic value of a Share [F31of either class] in an Investment Fund or as to the amount of any surcharge to be paid under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 8 hereof or of any deduction to be made under sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 8 hereof shall be binding upon all concerned.

Income.E

11(1)The Central Board may decide at its discretion (and without regard to any rule of law usually applicable to trust funds) whether any special dividend, bonus issue of shares or other cash or property received by it in respect of property comprised in an Investment Fund shall be treated as income or capital or shall be apportioned. The Central Board may in like manner decide any question of apportionment between income and capital which may arise on a contribution or a withdrawal or on the acquisition or disposal of any asset.

(2)Notwithstanding any rule of law concerning accumulations any part of the net income of an Investment Fund may at the discretion of the Central Board be at any time transferred to the capital of that Investment Fund and unless and until so transferred shall be available for distribution as income [F32(in respect of Income Shares) and for allocation (in respect of Accumulation Shares) in accordance with sub-paragraphs (5) and (6) of this paragraph].

[F33(3)In respect of each Dividend Record Date the Central Board shall determine the amount of the income and the apportionment of it between Income and Accumulation Shares in accordance with the relative proportion in terms of value that each class of Share bears to the total value of that Investment Fund (excluding the amount of the Income Reserve) on the Dividend Record Date before the issue or cancellation of Shares (if any) and subject to sub- paragraph (4)(d) of this paragraph.

(4)(a)For the purpose of avoiding fluctuations in the amounts of income distributed in respect of Income Shares, the Central Board may create out of the income attributable to Income Shares and maintain in the accounts of the Investment Fund an Income Reserve in accordance with the provisions of this sub-paragraph.

(b)The Central Board may deduct from the amount of income determined to be available to be distributed in respect of Income Shares under sub- paragraph (7) of this paragraph for any distribution period not more than half of that amount; and where they do so they shall credit to the Income Reserve the amount deducted.

(c)The Central Board may add to the net income to be distributed in respect of Income Shares all or any part of the amount of the Income Reserve.

(d)Any income attributable to the amount of the Income Reserve shall be treated as income of the Income Shares and dealt with accordingly.

(5)Each distribution of income attributable to Income Shares shall be made as soon as practicable after the Dividend Record Date in question to the Holders of the Income Shares in proportion to the numbers of such Shares recorded in their names on that Dividend Record Date (before the recording of any new contribution or withdrawals on such Dividend Record Date) and the amount determined to be distributed but not yet withdrawn from the Investment Fund (but not the amount determined to be transferred to the Income Reserve) shall be treated as a charge on the Investment Fund and shall accordingly be deducted in arriving at the value of the Investment Fund on and after that Dividend Record Date.

(6)Each allocation of income attributable to Accumulation Shares shall be made on or as soon as practicable after the Dividend Record Date in question and as of that Dividend Record Date shall become capital and shall be retained as part of the Investment Fund.

(7)The amounts available for distribution or allocation under sub- paragraphs (5) or (6) of this paragraph shall be circulated by the Central Board adjusting the income of an Investment Fund by —

(i)adding the aggregate amount of the Income Element (as hereinafter determined) included in contributions to the Investment Fund on the issue of Shares during the distribution period concerned;

(ii)subtracting the aggregate amount of the Income Element included in the amounts paid during such distribution period on the withdrawal of Shares by the Holders; and

(iii)subtracting the aggregate amount of costs and expenses for the distribution period to be deducted in accordance with this Scheme.

For the purpose of this sub-paragraph, the Income Element included in an issue of Shares means that element of the amount of cash or value of other assets transferred to the Investment Fund which for the purpose of securing equality of treatment between the Holders of Shares falls to be treated by the Central Board as income of the Investment Fund for the distribution period within which such issue of Shares takes effect; and the Income Element included in the amount payable on a withdrawal of Shares means that element of the amount of cash paid (or value of the assets transferred) on a withdrawal which falls to be treated by the Central Board as a payment out of the income of the Investment Fund for the distribution period within which occurs the valuation date on or as of which the Shares are withdrawn.]

Costs and expenses.E

12The Central Board shall be entitled to [F34deduct from] the income or capital of an Investment Fund any costs or expenses incurred by it in constituting or administering or winding up that Investment Fund, or otherwise incurred in connection with the Fund or in connection with any assets comprised therein, including a due proportion of any overhead expenses of the Central Board. The Certificate of the Central Board as to the amount of any such costs or expenses shall be conclusive. The Central Board may decide at its discretion (and without regard to any rule of law usually applicable to trust funds) whether any costs or expenses shall be charged to income or capital or shall be apportioned and may at its discretion recoup out of subsequent income costs or expenses initially charged to capital.

Borrowing.E

13Any moneys required to be raised for the purpose of making any payment to be made under this Scheme out of an Investment Fund, or for the purpose of the management or improvement of any assets comprised in that Investment Fund, or for the purpose of discharging any liability properly payable out of such assets, or for payment of any such costs or expenses as are mentioned in paragraph 12 hereof, may be raised by the Central Board either by selling or by borrowing on the security of any asset of that Investment Fund.

Accounts and information.E

14The Central Board shall keep accounts of the assets and liabilities of each Investment Fund and of its income and expenditure and shall cause such accounts to be audited by the Auditors The Central Board shall circulate half-yearly to the Holders of the Shares of each Investment Fund a report on the operation of that Investment Fund, and within eighteen months from the commencement date of that Investment Fund and thereafter not less frequently than once in every subsequent calendar year an audited balance sheet, capital account and statement of income and expenditure made up to the last half-yearly valuation date. There shall be shown in each such balance sheet, or in a statement annexed thereto, the basic value of a share in the Investment Fund at the date as at which the balance sheet is made up and the amount per [F35Income] Share which the Central Board had as on that date determined to distribute as income [F36and the amount of income per Accumulation Share which the Central Board had as on that date determined to allocate]; and there shall be shown in each such statement of income and expenditure, or in a statement annexed thereto, the amount (if any) which the Central Board had determined to distribute [F37or allocate] as income and the amount of income (in any) which the Central Board had determined to transfer to capital pursuant to [F38sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) of] paragraph 11 hereof.

Certificate of Diocesan Authority.E

15(1)The Central Board may accept, as conclusive of the matters stated therein, a certificate by a Diocesan Authority certifying as regards any fund (whether or not being a fund vested in the Diocesan Authority) any or all of the following matters, namely:—

(a)that the fund is a fund to which the Measure applies;

(b)that, in relation to any Investment Fund to which restrictions have been applied pursuant to sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 2 hereof, the fund falls within the class of funds from which contributions may be made to that Investment Fund;

(c)that the Holder of the fund is the person or persons or body named in the certificate.

(2)The Central Board may assume, until otherwise expressly notified, that the person or persons or body previously so certified to be the Holder, or otherwise ascertained to be the Holder, continues to be the Holder of a fund.

Holding of investments.E

16Any property comprised in an Investment Fund may be held in the name of or under the control of the Central Board, or at the discretion of the Central Board in the name of or under the control of F39. . .nominee for the Central Board; and in the latter case the Central Board may out of the income of the Investment Fund remunerate any such nominee.

Replacement of Central Board.E

17The Central Board may by instrument in writing, confirmed by resolution of the [F40General Synod of the Church of England] appoint some other body corporate having objects concerned with the work of the Church of England to hold and administer all or any of the Investment Funds for the time being constituted hereunder in place of the Central Board and generally to exercise in relation to such Investment Fund or Investment Funds all functions vested in the Central Board by this Scheme; and as from the execution and confirmation of such an instrument this Scheme (including this present paragraph) shall, in relation to such Investment Fund or Investment Funds, operate as if for any reference in this Scheme to the Central Board were substituted a reference to such other body, save only where the reference relates to the Central Board as holder of its own corporate funds.

Textual Amendments

F40Words substituted by virtue of Synodical Government Measure 1969 (No. 2), s. 2

Winding up of an Investment Fund.E

18The Central Board may by instrument in writing declare that an Investment Fund shall be wound up as from a date specified in the instrument. On such declaration, the Central Board shall, as from the specified date, distribute the net assets of that Investment Fund (after discharging the costs of winding up and all other liabilities properly payable out of such assets) among the Holders of the Shares in that Investment Fund [F41(without prejudice to sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 9 hereof) in proportion to the value of the Investment Fund represented by the Shares held by each such Holder]. For the purpose of such winding up the Central Board may at its discretion—

(a)Appropriate any assets in specie to any Share of the Investment Fund and so that different assets may be appropriated to different Shares;

(b)Sell any asset or otherwise convert the same into money;

(c)Make or cause to be made any necessary valuations, make payments to secure equality, and generally settle any questions requiring to be settled for the purpose of the distribution.

Deposit FundsE

Constitution of Deposit Funds.E

19(1)There shall be a Deposit Fund held and administered by the Central Board for the purpose of receiving deposits of money from the Holders of any of the funds to which the Measure applies.

(2)The Central Board may at any time or times constitute one or more additional Deposit Funds and may fix the date or dates on which they shall commence operating.

(3)All the provisions of this Scheme relating to Deposit Funds shall apply equally to the original and to any additional Deposit Fund.

Terms of deposit.E

20(1)The terms upon which money may be deposited in a Deposit Fund, including the rate of interest to be paid by the Central Board thereon and the length of notice required for withdrawal and the minimum or maximum size of any deposit, shall be in the discretion of the Central Board.

(2)The right of the depositors in a Deposit Fund shall be a right to be repaid by the Central Board their deposits on due notice of withdrawal or on the winding up of such Deposit Fund and meanwhile to be paid interest in accordance with the terms on which the deposits were made [F42Provided that the Central Board shall not be liable to make good any loss incurrred in the course of administering the Fund in a a reasonable manner in the event that the depositors cannot be repaid in full].

(3)In the administration of a Deposit Fund the Central Board shall not be concerned with any trusts or equities to which any deposited funds may be subject notwithstanding that it may have notice of such trusts or equities. Payment to a depositor of any sum due to such depositor shall discharge the Central Board in respect of the sum so paid.

(4)The rights of a depositor in an Deposit Fund shall not be assignable ..

Range of Investment.E

21(1)The Central Board shall invest the sums received by it as deposits in a Deposit Fund at its discretion in any of the following manners, namely:—

[F43(aa)In any investments in which trustees may invest under the general power of investment in section 3 of the Trustee Act 2000 (as restricted by sections 4 and 5 of that Act);]

(e)Upon loan to any Investment Fund constituted under this Scheme;

(f)Upon loan to any Diocesan Authority.

(2)The Central Board may from time to time at its discretion transpose or vary the investments comprised in a Deposit Fund for or into any others authorised by this paragraph.

Textual Amendments

Income.E

22Out of the income of the investments and any capital gains of a Deposit Fund the Central Board shall pay the expenses of management of that Deposit Fund and the interest payable to depositors.

[F4422A(1)For any Deposit Fund the Central Board may keep a separate account (referred to herein as a Deposit Fund Reserve) containing such moneys as the Board may allocate thereto out of the income of the investment of the Fund, for the purpose of preventing or reducing potential losses in the Fund or of augmenting the rate of interest paid to depositors.E

(2)Until the expiry of the period of five years following the coming into force of section 14(5) of the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2000 or of such further period or periods following that period of five years as the General Synod may by resolution direct, paragraph 21 of this Scheme shall apply in relation to Deposit Fund Reserves in like manner as it applies to Deposit Funds, with the insertion at the end of sub-paragraph (1) of the words “(g) Upon loan to the Archbishops’ Council.”.]

Winding up of a Deposit Fund.E

23The Central Board may at any time wind up any Deposit Fund, repaying to the depositors the amount of their deposits and interest. Any surplus on such winding up shall be applied for such objects connected with the work of the Church of England, being charitable objects, as the Central Board shall think fit.

Accounts.E

24The Central Board shall keep accounts of the assets and liabilities of each Deposit Fund and shall cause such accounts to be audited by the Auditors. The Central Board shall circulate half-yearly to the depositors in each Deposit Fund a report on the operation of that Deposit Fund and within eighteen months from the commencement date of that Deposit Fund and thereafter not less frequently than once in every subsequent calendar year an audited statement of account made up to a date not earlier than three months prior to the date of circulation thereof.

Central Board may refuse or return deposits.E

25(1)Nothing in this Scheme shall limit the discretion of the Central Board to refuse to accept any deposit.

(2)Subject to any agreement with a depositor the Central Board may at any time pay off any deposit with interest accrued to the date of payment.

Earlier provisions of Scheme applicable.E

26Sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 3 and paragraphs 15, 16 and 17 of this Scheme shall apply to Deposit Funds in like manner as they apply to Investment Funds, as if references therein to a contribution referred to a deposit.