Act 22, 1982 (XXII) – Act anent Exemption of Development and Outreach Charges from Limits imposed by Directive of 1979 Assembly. 20th May 1982.

The General Assembly remove Development and Outreach Charges from the computation to be made by the Finance, Law and Advisory Committee in terms of the directive of 1979 (page 92 paragraph 28 of Assembly Minutes 1979). They direct the Church Extension Committee to limit the recommendations for Development and Outreach status by reference to the resources available to them declaring that the allocation from Central Funds to the Church Extension Committee shall not be increased in respect of the transference of responsibility presently made.

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