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Act 1, Class 2, 2021 – Examination of Records

  1. The General Assembly note that the Assembly Clerks have not been able to carry out the examination of records are instructed by the Assembly in Act 2, Class 2, 2020, Paragraph 6, due to the ongoing Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions on in-person meetings. They also note that it is not possible for Assembly committees to meet for the examination of records because of the said restrictions.
  2. The General Assembly instruct all Presbyteries to submit their records for ecclesiastical years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to the Assembly Clerks’ Office for examination as soon as in-person meetings are possible and on receipt of a request from the Assembly Clerk. They instruct the Assembly Clerks to report to the Commission of Assembly or the General Assembly as soon as possible after the examination has been completed.
  3. The General Assembly instruct all Boards and Committees to submit their records for ecclesiastical years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 electronically to the Assembly Clerks’ Office by Friday 12th June 2021. They instruct the Assembly Clerks to examine such records and to report on the examination to the October 2021 Commission of Assembly.
  4. The General Assembly authorise the Assembly Clerk, on records being attested as correct, to issue a statement of attestation in the form of an extract of the proceedings of the General Assembly or its Commissions to Presbytery Clerks and to the Clerks of Boards and Committees. They instruct all Clerks to insert the statement of attestation in their permanent records at the first available opportunity after receipt of the same from the Assembly Clerk.