Chapter 6 » 6.12
Britain Yearly Meeting in session is the final constitutional authority of the Religious Society of Friends in England, Scotland,* Wales,† the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Its membership consists of all those who belong to the several area meetings in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. All members of the yearly meeting have the right to attend and to take part in its deliberations. In order to provide for a due attendance, each area meeting is to ensure that a sufficient number of Friends will undertake to be present. Public statements to be made in the name of the Religious Society of Friends in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man must be authorised by Britain Yearly Meeting or by Meeting for Sufferings (3.28).
* On the responsibilities of General Meeting for Scotland see 5.03.
† On the responsibilities of Meeting of Friends in Wales see 5.04-5.05.