In response to the letter from the General Secretary, this House approves the proposal that would make provision for the transfer of clergy employed at the National Office to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Primate. CARRIED 10-2-82
It was agreed that the Committee on Organization be asked to study the many factors involved, recognizing that there must be a clear line of accountability. It was agreed, also, that the Organization Committee be asked to study the matter of transference of Diocesan titles.
Concern was raised regarding the House of Bishops' List. The Primate reported that the Rev. R. Johns is working on this and that he is to report to the Organization Committee and the House of Bishops.
The General Secretary noted that retired Bishops are, by Canon, now accountable to the Bishop in whose Diocese they reside.
Archbishop Watton spoke on stipends and allowances, and reported on research that has been done. The Primate expressed appreciation to the members of the House for their co-operation and openness which assisted in the compiling of the report. He conveyed special appreciation to Archbishop Watton for having the report ready for presentation at this meeting of the House.
It was agreed that this report was for the information of the House, but that factual information (no names and/or dioceses), will be made available to the National Executive Council's Task Force on Stipends.