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Church Commissioners Measure 1947

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5 Constitution and functions of Board of Governors.U.K.

(1)The Board shall be constituted in accordance with the provisions of the Second Schedule to this Measure.

(2)The Archbishop of Canterbury shall be the chairman of the Board and, if at any meeting thereof he is not present, such member as the members present may elect shall act as chairman.

(3)Subject to the provisions of this Measure, all the functions and business of the Commissioners shall be exercised and transacted by the Board.

(4)The Board shall have power—

(a)to refer for consideration and report any matter within their jurisdiction to the [F1General Purposes Committee or the Assets Committee], or to any other committee consisting of Commissioners which the Board may appoint for the purpose;

(b)to authorise the [F1General Purposes Committee or the Assets Committee], or any other such committee as aforesaid, to do and complete any matter on behalf of the Board;

(c)to make general rules for the direction and guidance of the [F1General Purposes Committee or the Assets Committee] or any committee appointed by the Board, as to the matters and acts to be considered and done by that committee, and as to the general principles upon which that committee shall act in carrying out such functions as may from time to time be delegated to them by the Board.

(5)The like notice of the business to be considered at a meeting of the Board as is given to members of the Board shall be given also to diocesan bishops who are not members thereof.

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