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Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986

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10(1)There shall be a committee to be known as the Patronage (Appeals) Committee which shall consist of—E

  • the Dean of the Arches and Auditor or, if the Dean nominates the Vicar-General of the Province of Canterbury, or the Vicar-General of the Province of York to act in his place, the Vicar-General so nominated;

  • one chancellor and one diocesan registrar nominated jointly by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York; and

  • two persons nominated by the Standing Committee.

(2)Any three members of the Patronage (Appeals) Committee, one of whom shall be the Dean of the Arches and Auditor or the Vicar-General nominated by the Dean under sub-paragraph (1) above, may exercise all the powers of the Committee.

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F111EThe Patronage (Appeals) Committee shall have power to make rules regulating the procedure and practice on or in connection with proceedings on an appeal under this Schedule including, without prejudice to the generality of the preceding provision, rules regulating matters relating to costs, fees and expenses in respect of any such proceedings.

12(1)Any rules made by the Patronage (Appeals) Committee shall be laid before the General Synod and shall not come into force until approved by the General Synod, whether with or without amendment.E

(2)Where the Standing Committee determines that the rules do not need to be debated by the General Synod, then, unless—

(a)notice is given by a member of the General Synod in accordance with its Standing Orders that he wishes the rules to be debated, or

(b)notice is so given by any such member that he wishes to move an amendment to the rules and at least twenty-five other members of the Synod indicate when the amendment is called that they wish the amendment to be moved,

the rules shall for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above be deemed to have been approved by the General Synod without amendment.

(3)The M1Statutory Instruments Act 1946 shall apply to rules approved by the General Synod under this paragraph as if they were statutory instruments and were made when so approved, and as if this Measure were an Act providing that any such rules shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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