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Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986

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4 Rectification of register.U.K.

(1)The registrar of a diocese may rectify an entry in the register of patrons in any case—

(a)where all the persons interested agree to the rectification of the entry; or

(b)where the registrar decides that the entry should be rectified—

(i)because a person is, or is not, entitled to be registered as patron of a benefice, or

(ii)because information registered as to the exercise of a right of presentation to a benefice is incorrect,

and, in either case, no appeal against the registrar’s decision has been brought within the period specified in paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 to this Measure or the appeal has been dismissed; or

(c)where any rectification of the entry is required by reason of a decision of the chancellor of the diocese under that Schedule.

(2)Where in the case of an entry in the register relating to any benefice—

(a)the entry has been adverse to the claim of any person for a period of more than thirty years, or

(b)if the period of thirty years from the end of the registration period has not expired, the benefice has been held adversely to the claim of any person for a period of more than thirty years,

then, notwithstanding anything in subsection (1) above or in paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 to this Measure, no rectification of that entry may be made in favour of that person unless all the persons interested agree to that rectification.

(3)Section 25 of the M1Limitation Act 1980 (time limits for actions to enforce advowsons) shall cease to have effect at the end of the registration period.

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