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Church Representation Ecumenical Relations and Ministers Measure

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40 Church Representation, Ecumenical Relations and Ministers Measure Schedule 1 — New Schedule 3 to the Synodical Government Measure 1969 Safeguarding cases: appeal against suspension 63 (1) A person who is given a notice of suspension under Rule 62(3) may appeal against the suspension to the president of tribunals. (2) On an appeal under this Rule, the president of tribunals may, within 28 days following the lodging of the appeal, either confirm or revoke the suspension. 5 Safeguarding cases: interpretation 64 (1) In this Part of these Rules— “barred list” has the same meaning as in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006; “child” means a person aged under 18; “diocesan safeguarding advisor” means the person appointed as such under Canon C 30 for the diocese in question; “vulnerable adult” has the same meaning as in the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016. (2) A reference in this Part of these Rules to an offence mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 is a reference to an offence which is— (a) mentioned in that Schedule as amended, extended or applied from time to time, or (b) treated by an enactment (whenever passed or made) as if it were mentioned in that Schedule. 10 15 20 PART 8 MISCELLANEOUS 25 Casual vacancies 65 (1) An election to fill a casual vacancy under these Rules is to be conducted in the same manner as an ordinary election. (2) An election to fill a casual vacancy under these Rules is, where possible, to be held at a time which will enable a casual vacancy among representatives of the laity who are electors to be filled at the time of elections to the House of Laity of the General Synod; but no such election is invalid merely because such a casual vacancy is not filled. (3) The provisions of these Rules relating to the election of a person— (a) apply to the election of a member of a body constituted by or under these Rules; (b) apply in relation to the choice of a person, with whatever modifications are necessary. (4) A person elected or chosen to fill a casual vacancy holds office only for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the person whose place he or she fills. 30 35 40 First Consideration - February 2017

Church Representation, Ecumenical Relations and Ministers Measure Schedule 1 — New Schedule 3 to the Synodical Government Measure 1969 41 (5) Where irregularities are found during an election such that the presiding officer forms the opinion that the proceedings on the election should be declared null and void, the officer— (a) must declare that the proceedings are null and void, (b) must give notice to all electors of that declaration, and (c) must cause a fresh election to be held. (6) Where a notice is given under paragraph (5)(b), the election under paragraph (5)(c) must be completed within six months of the date of the notice; and, in the case of an election to a diocesan synod, the reference in Rule 40(2) to the period of six months is to be read accordingly. (7) Where, in the case of an election to a diocesan synod, it is decided on an appeal that the election was not valid and the presiding officer is directed to hold a fresh election, the period of six months referred to in Rule 40(2) begins with the day following that direction. 5 10 15 Constraints in elections 66 (1) Where there is a requirement in an election conducted under these Rules for a given number, or at least a given number, of the places available to be filled by candidates of a defined category, the presiding officer must examine the nomination papers to ascertain the number of candidates of that category. (2) If the number of candidates of that category who are nominated is less than or equal to the required given number— (a) those candidates are declared elected and their names are not included on the voting paper, and (b) the requirement for a given number is disregarded and the election proceeds with the number of seats to be filled being reduced by the number of persons declared elected. (3) The presiding officer must circulate with the voting papers a separate notice giving the name of each person who has been declared elected under paragraph (2). 20 25 30 Service by post 67 A notice or other document required or authorised to be given to a person under these Rules is to be treated as having been duly given if it is sent by post addressed to that person at his or her last known address. 35 Implied power to vary or revoke 68 (1) A power conferred by these Rules to make, approve or pass a rule, order, resolution, determination, decision, appointment or scheme includes a power to vary or revoke it. (2) A power conferred by these Rules to give a consent includes a power to vary or revoke the consent. 40 First Consideration - February 2017

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