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Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991 (No. 1)

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4In section 4 (appointment of deputy judges)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)for the words from the beginning to “any chancellor” there shall be inserted the words “Where the Dean of the Arches and Auditor or any chancellor is for any reason unable to act as such, or the office of the Dean or any chancellor is vacant”;

(ii)for the words “such illness or incapacity” there shall be substituted the words “the period of inability or vacancy”;

(iii)for the words “person for whom he is appointed to act” there shall be substituted the words “office in respect of which he is appointed to act as deputy”;

(b)after subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(1A)The Dean of the Arches and Auditor or any chancellor may, with the consent of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in the former case, and the bishop of the diocese concerned in the latter, appoint a fit and proper person to act as deputy Dean of the Arches and Auditor or deputy chancellor of such diocese as the case may be for such period not exceeding twelve months or for such purpose as may be specified in the instrument of appointment, and during that period or for that purpose every person so appointed shall have all the powers and perform all the duties of the office in respect of which he is appointed to act as deputy.;

(c)in subsection (2) for the word “subsection” there shall be substituted the word “subsections”.

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