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[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.]
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
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
[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.]
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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1The proceedings of the Commissioners, the Board or a committee shall not be invalidated by any vacancy in the membership thereof, or by any defect in the qualification, [F12election or nomination of any member or, in relation to a committee, in the appointment of any member].E
2When [F13an elected] or nominated Commissioner proposes to retire, his intention so to do shall be notified by him in writing to the secretary of the Commissioners, who shall forthwith give notice to the person or body by whom such Commissioner was [F14elected] or nominated.E
[F153Casual vacancies among elected or nominated Commissioners may be filled by the person or body by whom the Commissioner vacating office was elected or nominated. Casual vacancies among appointed members of a committee may be filled by the person or body by whom the member vacating office was appointed.]E
5At any meeting of the Commissioners, the Board or a committee, every question shall be decided by a majority of the votes of members present and voting on that question and in the case of equality of votes, the member presiding shall have a second or casting vote:E
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6Minutes of the proceedings of the Commissioners or of the Board signed at the same or the next meeting by a member describing himself, or appearing to be, the person presiding at the meeting at which the minutes are signed, shall be received in evidence without further proof, and, until the contrary is proved, every meeting of the Commissioners or of the Board, in respect of the proceedings whereof minutes have been so signed shall be deemed to have been duly convened and held.E+W+S+N.I.
7The provisions of this Schedule relating to Committees shall in their application to the [F18Assets Committee and the Audit Committee] have effect subject to any special provisions with respect thereto contained in this Measure.E
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