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Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991

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3EAfter section 1 there shall be inserted the following sections:—

1A Inspections to extend to certain valuable articles, etc.

Where, in accordance with a scheme established under section 1 of this Measure, a person inspects a church the inspection shall extend to—

(a)any movable article in the church which he is directed by the archdeacon concerned, after consultation with the advisory committee, to treat as being, and such other articles as the person inspecting the church considers to be,—

(i)of outstanding architectural, artistic, historical or archaeological value; or

(ii)of significant monetary value; or

(iii)at special risk of being stolen or damaged;

(b)any ruin in the churchyard (open or closed) which is for the time being designated by the Council for British Archaeology and the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England acting jointly as being of outstanding architectural, artistic, historical or archaeological value;

(c)any tree in the churchyard (open or closed) belonging to the church in respect of which a tree preservation order under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 is for the time being in force,

and references in this Measure to the inspection of a church shall be construed accordingly.

1B Duty of bishops to establish schemes.

(1)Where, for any diocese to which this Measure applies, a scheme has not been made in pursuance of section 1 of this Measure it shall be the duty of the bishop of the diocese to establish a scheme for the purpose specified in subsection (1) of that section complying with the provisions of subsection (2)(a) to (d) thereof and containing such other provisions not inconsistent with this Measure as the bishop shall think fit.

(2)Any scheme made in pursuance of this section shall, for the purposes of this Measure (except section 1(4)), be deemed to have been made in pursuance of section 1 of this Measure..

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