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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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48(1)The House of Laity may co-opt a lay person aged 18 or over who is an actual communicant; but the number of co-opted members may not at any time exceed five.E

(2)A person may be co-opted only if at least two-thirds of the Standing Committee of the House of Laity have consented, either at a meeting or in writing.

(3)A co-opted member has the same rights and is subject to the same requirements as an elected member.

(4)A co-opted member serves until the next dissolution of the Synod, subject to paragraph (5); but that does not prevent the member from doing either of the following during a dissolution of the Synod—

(a)acting under Article 3(4) of the Constitution (under which a person may continue to act as a member of a body of the Synod);

(b)continuing to be an ex officio member of a body constituted under these Rules.

(5)The House of Laity may impose a shorter term of membership on a co-opted member than would otherwise be the case.

(6)Paragraphs (4) and (5) do not prevent a person from being co-opted on one or more subsequent occasions.

(7)The House of Laity may by standing orders make provision to regulate the procedure for the appointment of co-opted members and provision which is incidental to such appointments or which otherwise gives effect to this Rule.]

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