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Make Provision concerning the future Regulation of

certain Appointments connected with Cathedral
and Collegiate Churches.

[Note.— The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted

in Committee.]

W

HEREAS Her Majesty was pleased to issue, on the Tenth Preamble.

Day of November One thousand eight hundred and fifty

two, Her Commission to certain Persons therein named to inquire into the State and Condition of the several Cathedral and 5 Collegiate Churches in England and Wales, and into the Duties of

the Members and Ministers thereof, and other Matters connected therewith, with a view to the Suggestion of such Measures as (regard being had to the Purposes for which such Cathedral and Collegiate

Churches were originally founded) may render the same more efficient 10 and useful in promoting and extending the Means of Public Worship

and Religious Education, and in enforcing Ecclesiastical Discipline, in the several Dioceses in which they are situate, and also (where Occasion may seem to require) with a view to the Suggestion of such

Measures as may make the said Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, 15 and the Revenues thereof, available in aid of the Erection of new Sees,

or of other Arrangements for the Discharge of Episcopal Duties : And whereas it is expedient that the Suggestion and Adoption of the Measures contemplated by the said Commission should not be 196.

interfered

interfered with by reason of Interests becoming vested under such Appointments as herein-after mentioned : Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, 5

as follows: Persons ap

I. Every Person who may be appointed to any Preferment or pointed to

Office in or connected with any Cathedral or Collegiate Church in Preferments, &c. in Cathe- England or Wales upon any Vacancy which has happened since the dral or Col.

Day of

One thousand eight hundred and 10 legiate Churches fifty

or which

may happen before the First Day of January after 10th

One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, shall be deemed to have November 1852 to have taken and shall hold such Preferment, or Office subject to the no Claim to Abolition thereof, or to such Regulations affecting the same as may Compensation in case

hereafter be made by Authority of Parliament, or by any lawful 15 of Abolition Authority by which in case such Vacancy had continued such Preferor Alteration.

ment or Office might have been abolished or regulated; and no such Person shall by reason of such Appointment be deemed to have acquired any Title or Claim to Compensation in case such Preferment or Office be hereafter abolished or altered.

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To what Dignities, &c. Act to extend.

II. This Act shall extend to every Nomination, Collation, Presentation, Election, Donation, and other Appointment whatsoever made or to be made (upon any such Vacancy as aforesaid) to any Deanery, or to any Canonry or other Dignity or Office in or connected with the Chapter of any Cathedral or Collegiate Church 25 in England or Wales, or to any Office, Preferment, or Employment in any minor Corporation in any such Cathedral or Collegiate Church, or to any other Office or Employment in any such Cathedral or Collegiate Church, or to any Benefice (with or without Cure of Souls), Office, or Employment in the Patronage or Gift of any such Dean, 30 Chapter, or minor Corporation, or of any Member of any such Chapter or minor Corporation, or to any Mastership, Wardenship, or other Office or Employment in or connected with any School, Hospital, or eleemosinary Foundation in the Gift of any such Dean, Chapter, or minor Corporation, or of any Member of any such Chapter or 35 minor Corporation; and this Act shall also extend to any Appropriation made or to be made upon or in consequence of any Vacancy after the said

Day of

One thousand eight hundred and fifty

of

any Residentiary House to any Canon or other Person.

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ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES.

Years may

Funds the Dividends of which have not been received for Fifteen

be transferred to the Suitors Fee Fund Account; 1. Rights of Suitors to Stock or Dividends transferred not to be affected,

but to be satisfied out of the Suitors Fee Fund ; 2. Periodical Investigations and Transfers to be made of Accounts the

Dividends of which have not been received for Fifteen Years ; 3. Dividends, &c. issued from Monies placed out to provide for Chancery

Officers to be transferred to Suitors Fee Fund ; 4. Stamp Duties to be payable hereafter on Powers of Attorney, &c.;

such Duties to be under the Management of Commissioners of

Inland Revenue; 5, 6. Lord Chancellor may empower the Accountant General to act on

Powers of Attorney in Receipt of future Monies ; 7. Compensation Allowances may be applied to making good Monies

improperly withheld or abstracted by Parties entitled to such

Allowances; 8. Orders

may be annulled, altered, or renewed ; 9. Construction of Act; 10.

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