Orders of the Day — Church of England (National Assembly) (Measures)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 10th March 1944.

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Photo of Sir Richard Denman Sir Richard Denman , Leeds Central

The Church Assembly represents the Church in general, but, in this Measure, every incumbent within an area to be declared an ecclesiastical reorganisation area will be advised of the proposed order and be able to make his representation upon it. When it comes to the detailed schemes, equally every incumbent affected by the schemes will be consulted. When these incumbents are overseas, it may not always be possible that that consultation will be complete, though in many cases they will be able to have the scheme sent to them and be able to make their criticisms. Anyhow, it is their right to be consulted in so far as it is possible.