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Section 1(2).

SCHEDULE IE+W+S+N.I. Constitution of the Commissioners

[F11The Commissioners shall be—E

(a)the following office-holders—

  • the First Lord of the Treasury;

  • the Lord President of the Council;

  • the Secretary of State for the Home Department;

  • the Lord Chancellor;

  • the Speaker of the House of Commons;

  • the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport;

(b)the following other persons—

  • the Archbishops of Canterbury and York;

  • the Church Estates Commissioners;

  • four bishops elected by the House of Bishops of the General Synod from among their number;

  • two deans or provosts elected by all the deans and provosts;

  • three other clerks in Holy Orders elected by those members of the House of Clergy of the General Synod who are not deans or provosts;

  • four lay persons elected by the House of Laity of the General Synod;

  • nine persons nominated as follows—

(i)three persons by Her Majesty,

(ii)three persons by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York acting jointly, and

(iii)three persons by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York acting jointly after consultation with the Lord Mayors of the City of London and the City of York, the Vice Chancellors of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and such other persons as appear to the Archbishops to be appropriate;

at least one of those nine persons being or having been of Counsel to Her Majesty.]

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[F22Elected Commissioners shall hold office for five years and shall be elected at such time and in such manner as the General Synod may from time to time determine, but if the Synod alters the time at which they are to be elected the period of office of those Commissioners who are then in office shall be extended or reduced accordingly, as the circumstances require.E

Nominated Commissioners shall hold office for such number of years as the person or persons making the nomination may determine.

In this paragraph the expression “year” means a period of twelve months commencing on the first day of April.

Any such Commissioner as is referred to in this paragraph shall be eligible for re-election or re-nomination.]

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3In the event of delay in the [F3election] or nomination of a successor any such Commissioner as is referred to in the last preceding paragraph shall, notwithstanding the expiration of the period for which he was [F4elected] or nominated, continue to hold office until a successor is [F4elected] or nominated.E

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4A person shall be disqualified from being a Commissioner so long as he is a salaried official of any central or diocesan body in the Church of England.E+W+S+N.I.

[F55If an elected Commissioner who was qualified for election by virtue of being a bishop, a dean or provost, a clerk in Holy Orders or a lay person ceases to be so qualified, he shall cease to be a Commissioner.]E

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[F65A(1)Without prejudice to paragraph 5 above, if a Commissioner elected by members of a House of the General Synod ceases to be a member thereof, then, subject to paragraph (2) below, he shall cease to be a Commissioner.E

(2)If a Commissioner to whom sub-paragraph (1) above applies ceases to be a member of the General Synod by reason of the dissolution of that Synod he shall not cease to be a Commissioner by virtue of that sub-paragraph; but if he does not stand for re-election to the General Synod or is not re-elected an election to fill his place as a Commissioner shall be held at the first meeting of the new Synod and he shall thereupon cease to be a Commissioner.]

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6Every lay Commissioner not being a Commissioner in right of office shall, before otherwise acting in connection with the business of the Commissioners, declare in writing before an officer of the Commissioners that he is a member of the Church of England.E+W+S+N.I.

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