Act 31, 1976 (XXXI) – Act anent Certificates for Elder Commissioners. 21st May 1976.

The General Assembly ordain that a sessional certificate shall continue to be required in respect of an elder appointed a commissioner to the General Assembly, but they instruct that in the event of an interim Moderator failing to convene a meeting of Kirk Session timeously it shall be competent for a quorum of members of Presbytery, being members of Assembly, to convene by permission of the Assembly and grant the necessary certificate so as to prevent a duly elected commissioner being deprived of his seat.

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