Ecclesiastical First Report


MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

RELATING TO THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL COMMITTEE ON THE CLERGY DISCIPLINE MEASURE

Wednesday 18th December 2002

  Minutes of the meeting of the Ecclesiastical Committee held on Wednesday 18th December 2002 at 4.30pm in Committee Room 4, House of Lords.

Present:
Brightman, L.Mr Stuart Bell
Campbell of Alloway, L.Sir Sydney Chapman
Elton, L.Sir Patrick Cormack
Judd, L.Mr John Gummer
Laming, L.Mr Simon Hughes
Newby, L.Mr Gordon Marsden
Perry of SouthwarkMr Peter Pike
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.Mr David Taylor
Rendell of Babergh, B.Mr Steve Webb
Wilcox, B.Williams of Elvel, L.


  The Lord Lloyd of Berwick in the Chair.

  Mr Allan Roberts, Counsel to the Chairman of Committees, in attendance.

CLERGY DISCIPLINE MEASURE

  The Committee deliberate.

  It is ordered that the General Synod be invited to assist the Committee in its deliberations on the Measure.

  The following representatives of the General Synod are called in to assist the Committee in its deliberations:

    The Archdeacon of Malmesbury (The Venerable Alan Hawker), Chairman of the Under Authority Report on Clergy Discipline and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Measure

    The Bishop of Winchester (The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt)

    The Right Worshipful Miss Sheila Cameron, QC, Dean of the Arches and Auditor

    The Reverend Canon Frank Dexter, a Member of the Steering Committee for the Measure

    Mr David Williams, Clerk to the Synod

    Mr Stephen Slack, Chief Legal Adviser to the General Synod.

  The Committee deliberate.

  The Committee adjourn.

Wednesday 12th February 2003

  Minutes of the meeting of the Ecclesiastical Committee held on Wednesday 12th February 2003 at 2.30pm in Committee Room 4, House of Lords.

Present:
Brightman, L.Mr Stuart Bell
Campbell of Alloway, L.Mr Peter Bottomley
Hardy of Wath, L.Sir Sydney Chapman
Judd, L.Mr Derek Foster
Laming, L.Mr John Gummer
Newby, L.Mr Gordon Marsden
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.Mr Peter Pike
Wilcox, B.Williams of Elvel, L.


  The Lord Lloyd of Berwick in the Chair.

  Mr Allan Roberts, Counsel to the Chairman of Committees, in attendance.

CLERGY DISCIPLINE MEASURE

  The Committee further deliberate.

  It is ordered that the General Synod be invited to assist the Committee in its deliberations on the Measure.

  The following representatives of the General Synod are called in to assist the Committee in its deliberations:

    The Archdeacon of Malmesbury (The Venerable Alan Hawker), Chairman of the Under Authority Report on Clergy Discipline and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Measure

    The Bishop of Winchester (The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt)

    The Right Worshipful Miss Sheila Cameron, QC, Dean of the Arches and Auditor

    The Reverend Canon Frank Dexter, a Member of the Steering Committee for the Measure

    Mr David Williams, Clerk to the Synod

    Mr Stephen Slack, Chief Legal Adviser to the General Synod.

  The Committee deliberate.

  It is moved by Mr Stuart Bell that the Clergy Discipline Measure is expedient.

  Objected to;  on Question?


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Hardy of Wath, L.
Brightman, L.
Judd, L.Campbell of Alloway, L.
Laming, L.
Lloyd of Berwick, L.
Newby, L.
Wilcox, B.
Williams of Elvel, L.
Mr Stuart Bell
Mr Peter Bottomley
Mr Gordon Marsden


  The motion is agreed to.

  The Committee adjourn.


 
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