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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 10 April.

List of the decrees:


Decree (1): Fee liability of students reading Law with Law Studies in Europe

Explanatory note

Attention has been drawn to the fact that there is no provision in the regulations covering fees payable by students reading Law with Law Studies in Europe. This is a four-year course with one year abroad, as in the case of Modern Languages. The following decree places these students on an equal footing with those in an equivalent position.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1094, l. 29, after `outside Oxford' insert `, or for Law with Law Studies in Europe,'.

2 Ibid., p. 1099, l. 31, after `outside Oxford,' insert `or for Law with Law Studies in Europe,'.

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Decree (2): Definition of `home' students for fee purposes

Explanatory note

The amended Education (Fees and Awards) Regulation 1997 includes new provisions for the definition of persons entitled to be charged university composition fees at the appropriate `home' rate. Although there have been few changes in substance (most notably that requiring persons to be `settled' within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971), the drafting has been substantially altered. The new text is reproduced in the following decree.

Text of Decree (2)

In Examination Decrees, 1997, delete from p. 1101, l. 45 to p. 1103, l. 24 and substitute: `1. A person who on the relevant date

(a) is settled in the United Kingdom within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971, and

(b) meets the residence conditions referred to in paragraph 9.

2. A person who is a refugee, ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands, who has not ceased to be so ordinarily resident since he or she was recognised as a refugee, or is the spouse or child of such a refugee.

3. (1) A person who

(a) has been informed in writing by a person acting under the authority of the Secretary of State for the Home Department that, although he or she is considered not to qualify for recognition as a refugee, it is thought right to allow him or her to enter or remain in the United Kingdom,

(b) has been granted leave to enter or remain accordingly, and

(c) has been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and Islands throughout the period since he or she was granted leave to enter or remain,

or who is the spouse or child of such a person.

(2) For the purposes of this paragraph `child' includes a person adopted in pursuance of adoption proceedings and a step-child.

4. A person who was admitted to his or her course in pursuance of arrangements with an institution outside the United Kingdom for the exchange of students on a fully reciprocal basis.

5. A person who is a national of a member state of the European Community, or who is the child of such a national, who meets the residence conditions referred to in paragraph 9.

6. A person who is an EEA migrant worker who

(a) may not be required to pay higher fees, or who may not be made ineligible for an award under rules of eligibility, by virtue of Article 7 (2) or (3) of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1612/68 on freedom of movement of workers within the Community, as extended by the EEA Agreement, or, where he or she is a national of the United Kingdom, by virtue of an enforceable Community right to be treated no less favourably than a national of another member state in relation to matters which are the subject of Article 7 (2) and (3), and

(b) meets the residence conditions referred to in paragraph 9.

7. A person who is the spouse of an EEA migrant worker who

(a) is installed in the United Kingdom with his or her spouse, and

(b) meets the residence conditions referred to in paragraph 9.

8. (1) A person who is a child of an EEA migrant worker who

(a) may not be required to pay higher fees, or may not be made ineligible for an award under rules of eligibility, by virtue of Article 12 of the above-mentioned Council Regulation, or, where his or her migrant worker parent is a national of the United Kingdom, by virtue of an enforceable Community right to be treated no less favourably than the child of a national of another member state in relation to matters which are the subject of Article 12, and

(b) meets the residence conditions referred to in paragraph 9.

(2) For the purposes of this paragraph `parent' includes a guardian, any other person having parental responsibility for a child, and any person having care of a child, and `child' shall be construed accordingly.

9. The residence conditions referred to above are that (a) the person has been ordinarily resident throughout the three-year period preceding the relevant date, in the case of a person mentioned in paragraph 1, in the United Kingdom and Islands, or, in the case of a person mentioned in paragraphs 5 to 8, in the European Economic Area; and

(b) his or her residence in the United Kingdom and Islands, or in the European Economic Area, as the case may be, has not during any part of the period referred to in sub-paragraph (a) been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education.

10. A reference in this Appendix to the relevant date is a reference to 1 September, 1 January, or 1 April closest to the beginning of the first term of the person's course.'

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Decree (3): Appointment to an electoral board over the statutory age limit (Professor Sir Richard Doll)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 112), the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine may appoint Professor Sir Richard Doll, Honorary Student of Christ Church and Honorary Fellow of Green College, as a member of the electoral board for the Professorship of Public Health for the duration of the proceedings to fill that chair.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. v, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

CECILE FABRE, Worcester College

JUDITH VAUGHAN THOMAS, Kellogg College

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3 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

De Jersey, P.E., MA, D.Phil., Hertford
Dickerson, R.E., MA, Lincoln
Fabre, C., MA status, Worcester
Knight, R.W., MA, D.Phil., Lady Margaret Hall
Smith, K.A., BM, MA, Lincoln
Thomas, J.V., MA status, Kellogg

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CONGREGATION 24 March

1 Promulgation of Statutes

Forms of Statutes were promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preambles carried of the proposed Statutes (1) excluding self-nomination at elections in Congregation, (2) renaming the new Professorship of Economics after Sir John Hicks, and (3) establishing a Nuffield Professorship of Pathology.

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2 Declaration of approval of Special Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

That the Curators of the University Chest be authorised to expend, from Fund B of the Higher Studies Fund, such sum, initially estimated at £21.5K, as is necessary to cover the cost of extending the contracts, by six months in each case, of the archivists currently working on the Macmillan and Wilson papers in the Bodleian Library.

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3 Declaration of approval of Special Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon CYRIL WILLIAM BAND be approved.