For those who attempted it, the answers to David’s end of term quiz
Q1. On 16 September 2012, Episode 1 of the third series of Downton Abbey – the wedding of Lady Mary Crawley was solemnized by the Archbishop of York, referred to in a later episode as “Dr Lang”. The choir of SS Peter and Paul, Wantage, stood in as extras at 12 hours’ notice.
Q2. Conduct services associated with a cremation, following the repeal of s11, Cremation Act 1903, through s2(5) Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 1992.
Q3. Dishonest scrap dealers, as described by Lord Mancroft in the House of Lords debate on the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill, 9 August 1964.
Q4. Environment Agency advice on home burials.
Q5. a) Francis Bacon, quoted by Sir Humphrey Appleby in the A Question of Loyalty episode of Yes, Minister; b) Lord Denning in Ex parte Island Records Ltd; c) section 64(2), Weights and Measures Act 1985.
Q6. Waste from a royal palace to be reclassified as “commercial” (from “household”) in Schedule 1 to the Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 SI 811.
Q7. In Re St Peter and St Paul’s, Chingford the Court of the Arches dismissed a petition for the installation of telecommunications equipment in the tower of the church.
Q8. The vicar of Swimbridge, Devon, John Russell (‘Parson Jack’), bred and gave his name to the well-known terrier dog.
Q9. b), the droop quota is used for the election of MEPs in the Republic of Ireland.
Q10. Weeks within the timetable of European Parliament.