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Dioceses, Pastoral and Mission Measure 2007

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51Code of Practice

(1)The House of Bishops shall draw up and promulgate guidance in a Code of Practice as to the exercise of the functions conferred by sections 47 to 50 above.

(2)The House of Bishops may amend or replace any Code issued under subsection (1) above by a further Code of Practice issued in accordance with this section.

(3)A Code of Practice shall be laid before the General Synod and shall not come into force until approved by the General Synod, whether with or without amendment.

(4)Where the Business Committee of the General Synod determines that a Code of Practice does not need to be debated by the General Synod then, unless—

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

(b)notice is so given by any such member that he or she wishes to move an amendment to the Code,

the Code shall, for the purposes of subsection (3) above, be deemed to have been approved by the General Synod without amendment.

(5)The bishop or bishops who make any order or instrument under section 47, 49 or 50 above, any leader, any Visitor and any mission and pastoral committee shall be under a duty to have regard to any Code of Practice issued under this section.

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