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5Convictions for criminal offences and matrimonial orders, etc.: bishops and archbishopsE

(1)Section 31 of the Measure is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for the words following the word “offence” there are substituted the words “ mentioned in section 30(1)(a)(i) or (ii) above ”;

(b)in paragraph (b), after the words “order of” there is inserted the word “ judicial ”; and

(c)after paragraph (b), there is added the word “ or ” and the following paragraph—

(c)is included in a barred list,.

(3)In subsection (3), at the beginning there are inserted the words “Subject to subsection (3A) below,” and for the word “sentence” there is substituted the word “ conviction ”.

(4)After subsection (3) there is inserted the following subsection—

(3A)The president of tribunals may, on application by the archbishop, if the person liable to a penalty under this section is a bishop, or the other archbishop, if the person liable is an archbishop, extend the period of two years referred to in subsection (3) above if, after consultation with the bishop or archbishop concerned, he is satisfied that the archbishop or the other archbishop, as the case may be, did not know of the existence of the conviction or, as the case may be, of the decree absolute or order..

(5)For the heading to section 31, there is substituted the following heading— “ Convictions for criminal offences and matrimonial orders, etc.: bishops and archbishops ”.

(6)Subsection (2)(a) above shall not have effect in relation to any offence mentioned in section 30(1)(a)(ii) if the conviction occurred before the date of the coming into force of subsection (2)(a).

Commencement Information

I1S. 5 in force at 1.2.2014 by S.I. 2014/1, art. 2