Legal Questions Committee

About the Legal Questions Committee

The Legal Questions Committee's remit is to advise the General Assembly on questions of Church law and constitutional law affecting the relationship between the Church and State.

The committee also advises and assists in preparing proposed legislation and on questions of interpretation and proposed changes to remits.

The Legal Questions Committee is responsible for compiling statistics of the Church (except for youth and finance) and to supervise all arrangements for the care of Church records and presbytery visits on behalf of the General Assembly.

Contact for more information

To get in touch with the committee please contact the Principal Clerk's Office at the Church offices in Edinburgh.

An Updated Disciplinary Code For Our Church

The consultation on the new Discipline Act has now closed. Many responses were submitted and the working group wishes to thank everyone who responded. The responses are now being carefully considered and it is expected that an update on proposed future steps will be posted here in January 2017.