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C1Sch: Functions of the Secretary of State transferred to the Lord Chancellor (26.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3500, arts. 3, 4, Sch. 1 para. 3(a)

1U.K.If and whenever the Bishop comes to the conclusion that a Measure ought to be applied either wholly or partly and either with or without variations to the Islands or either of them, he may prepare a draft scheme for the purpose.

2U.K.In coming to such conclusion and in preparing the draft scheme the Bishop shall proceed in consultation with the [F1Deanery Synod] of the Island concerned, or, if the scheme relates to both the Islands, with the [F1Deanery Synods] of both.

Textual Amendments

F1Words substituted by virtue of S.I 1970/1117

3U.K.The Bishop shall before the draft scheme is finally settled send particulars of what is proposed to be effected thereby to the [F2Lord Chancellor] in order that they may be communicated to the States of the Island concerned, or of the Islands, as the case may be, for the ascertainment of their views thereon.

Textual Amendments

F2Words in Sch. para. 3 substituted (26.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3500, art. 8, Sch. 2 Pt. II para. 10(a)

4U.K.The scheme when finally settled shall be presented by the Bishop to the [F3General Synod], who may, by resolution, approve or reject it, but shall not have power to amend it. No such resolution shall be passed by the [F3General Synod] unless the scheme to which it refers has been in the hands of its members for at least [F4fifteen days].

5U.K.If the scheme is approved by the [F5General Synod], it shall be forwarded forthwith to the [F6Lord Chancellor] for submission to His Majesty in Council, and His Majesty in Council may thereupon make an Order confirming the scheme and directing that the Measure shall apply to the Island concerned, or to the Islands, as the case may be, in accordance with the scheme.

Textual Amendments

F6Words in Sch. para. 5 substituted (26.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3500, art. 8, Sch. 2 Pt. II para. 10(b)