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Act 36, 1976 (XXXVI) – Act anent Rescinding Decisions. 21st May 1976.

The General Assembly enact that there be added to the rule prohibiting a Presbytery from reversing or rescinding any of its decisions (Practice 1964, page 44, 2.1) the following:

“This regulation is not strictly applicable to non-judicial proceedings, but in the interests of the orderly conduct of business, recissory proceedings should be used with caution and only after due discussion following on notice of motion. Before adopting a motion to revise a previous decision the Presbytery should be satisfied of the necessity of this action:-

“(a) by reference to new evidence affecting the matter and/or

“(b) by demonstration that the finding minuted has consequences, at the time unforeseen, prejudicial to good order, equity or the interests of the Court”.