V616 - Chancel Repair Liability (Repeal) Bill 2013 Watch

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V616 - Chancel Repair Liability (Repeal) Bill 2013, TSR Government

Chancel Repair Liability (Repeal) Act 2013
An Act to abolish the Chancel Repairs Act (1932) and all legislation pertaining to regulations and statutory provisions relating to Chancel Repair Liability.

BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. Statutory repeals
(1)The following Statutes are hereby repealed:
(a) Chancel Repairs Act (1932)

2 Commencement
(1) The provisions contained within this Act shall come into force on the first day of January 2014.

3 Short Title
(1) This Act may be cited as the Chancel Repair Liability (Repeal) Act 2013.

NotesWhat is Chancel Repair Liability?
Chancel repair liability (CRL) is a long-standing and legally enforceable liability to repair - or to contribute to the cost of repair of - the chancel (usually the easternmost part) of a parish church.

Why abolish Chancel Repair Liability?

The archaic Chancel Repairs Act 1932 allows some 5,000 Church of England parishes to demand legally contributions from residents for the upkeep of their local church.

Most people are ignorant of this law, which has its roots in Tudor times. The liability comes with the house - your religion or even if you have none does not affect liability.

The amount demanded can actually exceed the value of the parishioner's house. In a case in 2007, a 68-year-old farmer was ordered by the court to pay almost £225,000 to the local church. His legal bill in attempting to challenge the demand was even greater.

Such a medieval law has no place in an increasingly secular, multi-faith Britain – secular values enshrined in law here on TSR, last year (refer to Disestablishment Bill 2012). The Church of England has vast assets and should assume the responsibility of maintaining its own buildings.

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Classical silly old British law. I dislike the secular multi-faith Britain, though.
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Classical silly old British law. I dislike the secular multi-faith Britain, though.
You a christian?
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You a christian?
Yes, I am. I do not attend church and generally prefer the model of faith without abusive powers executed by men, but I am not glad to see further dissolution of religious bodies and values especially in England. I would support the position of the Church of England rather than diminish it.
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The Ayes to the right: 33
The Noes to the left: 3
Abstentions: 7

So the Ayes have it, the Ayes have it. Unlock.
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