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(1)The provisions mentioned in subsection (2) shall not apply to any ecclesiastical building which is for the time being used for ecclesiastical purposes.
(2)Those provisions are sections 3, 4, 7 to 9, 47, 54 and 59.
(3)For the purposes of subsection (1), a building used or available for use by a minister of religion wholly or mainly as a residence from which to perform the duties of his office shall be treated as not being an ecclesiastical building.
(4)For the purposes of sections 7 to 9 a building shall be taken to be used for the time being for ecclesiastical purposes if it would be so used but for the works in question.
(5)The Secretary of State may by order provide for restricting or excluding the operation of subsections (1) to (3) in such cases as may be specified in the order.
(6)An order under this section may—
(a)make provision for buildings generally, for descriptions of building or for particular buildings;
(b)make different provision for buildings in different areas, for buildings of different religious faiths or denominations or according to the use made of the building;
(c)make such provision in relation to a part of a building (including, in particular, an object or structure falling to be treated as part of the building by virtue of section 1(5)) as may be made in relation to a building and make different provision for different parts of the same building;
(d)make different provision with respect to works of different descriptions or according to the extent of the works;
(e)make such consequential adaptations or modifications of the operation of any other provision of this Act or the principal Act, or of any instrument made under either of those Acts, as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate.
(7)Sections 7 to 9 shall not apply to the execution of works for the demolition, in pursuance of a pastoral or redundancy scheme (within the meaning of the [1983 No. 1.] Pastoral Measure 1983), of a redundant building (within the meaning of that Measure) or a part of such a building.
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