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Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1978

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4 Amendments relating to constitution of Church Commissioners.U.K.

(1)In that part of paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the M1Church Commissioners Measure 1947 (constitution of the Church Commissioners) which provides that of the eight Commissioners, four of whom are nominated by Her Majesty and four by the Archbishop of Canterbury, at least two shall be, or shall have been, of counsel to Her Majesty, for the word “two” there shall be substituted the word “one”.

(2)In paragraph 2 of the said Schedule 1 for the words from the beginning to “determine”, where first occuring, there shall be substituted the following words:—

“ Commissioners appointed by the General Synod (who need not be members thereof) shall be appointed for five years at such time and in such manner as the Synod may from time to time determine, but if the Synod alters the time at which they are to be appointed the period of office of the Commissioners so appointed who are then in office shall be extended or reduced accordingly, as the circumstances require ”.

(3)In the said Schedule 1, the following paragrah shall be inserted after paragraph 5:—

5A(1)Without prejudice to the paragraph 5 above, if an appointed Commissioner, being a Commissioner appointed by the General Synod, was at the time of his appointment a member of the Synod, then, subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, he shall on ceasing to be a member thereof thereby vacate his membership.

(2)Where a Commissioner to whom sub-paragraph (1) above applies ceases to be a member of the General Synod by reason of the dissolution of that Synod he may continue to act during the period of the dissolution as a Commissioner, but if he does not stand for re-election to the General Synod or is not re-elected, the preceding provision shall cease to apply to him with effect from the date on which the appointment of his successor is announced by the presiding officer..

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C1The text of ss. 1, 4, 6, 10, 11(1) and 12 is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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M11947. No. 2.

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