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Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

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13In section 67—

(a)after subsection (5), there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(5A)After the expiration of a suspension period, the bishop may, by a further notice, given with the same consent and after the same consultation as were required for the original notice given under subsection (1), declare a new suspension period in relation to the vacancy and, if he does so, subsections (1), (3), (4) and (5) shall apply in relation to any notice given and any suspension period declared under this subsection as they apply to a notice given and a suspension period declared under subsection (1).;

(b)in subsection (6), before paragraph (a) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(za)the designated officer within the meaning of section 7(5) of the Patronage (Benefices) Measure 1986 (1986 No. 3),

and the other paragraphs of that subsection shall be re-numbered “(b) to (f)”; and

(c)after subsection (6) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(6A)The designated officer shall, not earlier than six months, and not later than three months, before any suspension period declared under this section is due to expire, other than a suspension period which comes to an end before the date on which it would otherwise expire under subsection (4), give notice to the bishop and, unless the designated officer is also the secretary of the mission and pastoral committee, to that secretary, of the date on which the suspension period is due to expire..

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