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Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978

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13 Return to parochial custody of register books, etc. deposited in diocesan record office.U.K.

(1)Where any register books or records have been deposited in the diocesan record office for a diocese or any part thereof in pursuance of this Measure, then, subject to subsection (2) below, if an application in that behalf is made to the bishop of the diocese by any person who would have been entitled to have the custody of them had they not been so deposited, the bishop shall order that those books or records or such of them as may be specified in the order shall be returned to and placed in the custody of that person.

(2)A bishop shall not make an order under this section unless he is satisfied—

(a)in the case of a register book or record the retention of which in parochial custody requires his authorisation under section 11(3) of this Measure, that the provisions of Schedule 2 to this Measure, and

(b)in the case of any other such book or record, that the directions issued by him under that section,

will be complied with by the applicant for the order.

(3)At least one month before making an order under this section the bishop shall give to the chief officer of the diocesan record office in which the register books or records in question were deposited written notice of his intention, containing particulars of such books or records and stating the name and address of the person into whose custody they are to be returned.

(4)The making of an order under this section with respect to any books or records shall not be taken as preventing the subsequent deposit of those books or records in a diocesan record office under section 10 of this Measure or as affecting the power to make an order under section 12 thereof with respect to them.

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