At the November 1976 meeting of the National Executive Council assignment was given to a Task Force to review Section 5 of the Canon on the Primacy and the role of the General Secretary and other Officers of General Synod and senior Executive Staff and their relationship to the responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer and his Secretariat.
"5.1 The Task Force recommends that the Organization Committee be asked to consider and report to the National Executive Council on the advisability of making constitutional provision for the appointment of a Chancellor for General Synod who will be a legal advisor to the Primate. We suggest that his duties include those of the Registrar, and that the office of Registrar be abolished."
That this report be received and referred to the incoming Organization Committee for consideration and action, with the exception of 5.1. CARRIED
Moved by Naylor, seconded by Leadbeater,
That 5.1 be referred to the Handbook Task Force with the request that it draft the appropriate legislation for presentation to General Synod. CARRIED