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Endowments and Glebe Measure 1976

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7 Provisions for determining what constitutes endowments, etc.U.K.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, what for the purposes of this Measure—

(a)constitutes the endowments or endowment income of a benefice; or

(b)is the amount of the net annual endowment income of a benefice immediately before the appointed day; or

(c)is the amount of the endowment income of an archdeaconry immediately before that day,

shall be conclusively determined by the Commissioners.

(2)Any property held by the Commissioners on trust for the purpose of providing or augmenting the stipend or other emoluments of the incumbent of a benefice shall be treated as not constituting part of the endowments of that benefice for the purposes of this Measure if—

(a)the trusts on which the property is so held provide that at the discretion of the trustees the property or the income arising therefrom may be applied for another purpose or provide that on the occurrence of a specified event or the failure to comply with a specified condition the property or the said income shall be applied for another purpose or provide for a gift over of the property to persons, other than the Commissioners, on such an occurrence or failure; or

(b)the property is held by the Commissioners under or by virtue of any Act listed in Part I of Schedule 2 to this Measure.

The provisions of this subsection are without prejudice to the provisions of any scheme made under section 4 of this Measure in relation to property to which paragraph (b) above applies.

(3)Any property held by persons other than the Commissioners on trust for the purpose of providing or augmenting the stipend or other emoluments of the incumbent of a benefice shall be treated as not constituting part of the endowments of that benefice for the purposes of this Measure.

(4)Where in accordance with a provision of a scheme or order made under any enactment any sum consisting of the whole or part of the endowment income of a benefice is immediately before the appointed day appropriated or payable to, or carried to the credit of, a diocesan stipends fund, the amount of that sum shall be treated for the said purposes as not being part of the endowment income of that benefice immediately before that day.

(5)Where in accordance with a provision of a scheme or order made under any enactment relating to two or more benefices which are held in plurality or are to be so held by virtue of the scheme or order any sum consisting of part of the aggregate of the endowment incomes of those benefices is immediately before the appointed day appropriated or payable to, or carried to the credit of, a diocesan stipends fund, then, so long as those benefices continue to be so held, the amount of that sum shall be treated for the said purposes as not being part of the endowment income of any of those benefices immediately before that day.

(6)Any sum which immediately before the appointed day is payable to the incumbent of a benefice in accordance with section 16(2) of the M1Church Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1960 (payments consequential on the extinguishment of tithe rentcharge) shall be treated for the said purposes as not being part of the endowment income of that benefice immediately before that day.

(7)Subsection (2) above shall apply in relation to any property held by the Commissioners on trust for the purpose of providing or augmenting the stipend or other emoluments of the holder of an archdeaconry with the substitution, for references to a benefice and the incumbent thereof, of references to an archdeaconry and the holder thereof.

(8)In this section “endowments”, in relation to any benefice includes an excluded part of the parsonage house of the benefice.

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