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16Extension of powers of General Synod to make further provision by regulations for clergy pensions

In section 6 of the Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1972 (powers of General Synod to make further provision by regulations with respect to pensions for clergy and their widows and dependants)—

(a)for subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(1)The General Synod may, by regulations approved by the Synod under this section, make further provision with respect to—

(a)pensions and lump sum payments for or in respect of clergy and church workers;

(b)pensions for the widows, widowers and dependants of clergy and church workers;

(c)residences for retired clergy and church workers and for the spouses of retired clergy and church workers;

(d)residences for the widows, widowers and dependants of deceased clergy and church workers;

(e)any matter incidental or supplementary to the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d) above.;

(b)in subsection (2) for the words “Clergy Pensions Measures 1961 to 1969 and this Measure” there shall be substituted the words “Church of England (Pensions) Measures 1961 to 1988” and for the words “for the clergy and their widows” there shall be substituted the words “and lump sum payments for or in respect of the clergy and church workers and to pensions for their widows, widowers”;

(c)for subsection (3) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(3)The provisions excepted from the last preceding subsection are Part III (excluding sections 26(1) to (3A), 27 and 32A) and section 38 of the principal Measure, section 4 of the Clergy Pensions (Amendment) Measure 1967 and this section (“the excepted provisions”), together with interpretation provisions of the principal Measure so far as they relate to the excepted provisions; and any reference in the excepted provisions to any provision of the principal Measure which is amended or replaced by regulations approved under this section shall be construed as a reference to, or as including a reference to, that provision as amended or replaced by those regulations.;

(d)for subsection (4) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(4)Any regulations under this section shall be prepared by the Board and, with the concurrence of the Commissioners, shall be laid before the General Synod and shall not come into force until they have been approved by the General Synod, whether with or without amendment.

(4A)Where the Standing Committee of the General Synod determines that regulations laid before the General Synod under this section do not need to be debated by the Synod then, unless—

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

(b)notice is so given by any such member that he wishes to move an amendment to the regulations 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 regulations shall for the purposes of this section be deemed to have been approved by the General Synod without amendment.