The General Assembly approve the Training of the Ministry and Admission Committee’s part in the administration of the Student Finance Scheme and instruct it to report back to next year’s General Assembly on how the Scheme has developed. The General Assembly ordain as follows:
1 Free Church divinity students shall be remunerated for placements on a weekly basis at the pro rata rate for resident lay preachers.
2 Act XXX, 1994, paragraph 10, shall be amended by deleting the words: ‘He will be paid a weekly amount equivalent to the current residential supply expenses for students’; and by the addition of the words: ‘He will be paid a weekly amount equivalent to the remuneration paid to resident lay preachers with appropriate expenses’.
3 A hardship fund shall be created, funded from the Committee’s budget, and administered at the discretion of the Convener, Clerk, and General Treasurer, in order to meet any cases of proven need amongst the student body.