General and final provisions


(1)Sections 1 to 7 expire at the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which the first draft order under section 1 is laid before the General Synod.

(2)But the Archbishops’ Council may by order provide that sections 1 to 7—

(a)are not to expire at the time when they would otherwise expire under subsection (1) or under the most recent order made under this section, and

(b)are instead to continue in force after that time either indefinitely or for such period as the order specifies.

(3)If sections 1 to 7 expire by virtue of this section, the words “1 or” in each place they appear in section 9 are repealed in consequence.

(4)An order under this section may contain transitional, transitory or saving provision.

(5)An order under this section must be laid before the General Synod and does not come into force unless—

(a)it is approved by the General Synod, and

(b)it is approved by Parliament in accordance with subsection (6).

(6)The power to make an order under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument; and the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 applies—

(a)as if the order had been made by a Minister of the Crown, and

(b)as if this Measure were an Act of Parliament providing for the order not to be made unless a draft of the instrument containing the order has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.