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Graces submitted to the Regent House on 7 July 1999

The Council submit the following Graces to the Regent House. These Graces, other than any which is withdrawn or for which a ballot is requested in accordance with the regulations for Graces of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 115) will be deemed to have been approved at 4 p.m. on Friday, 16 July 1999.

1. That the following payments be increased by 3.5 per cent with effect from 1 April 1999 until further notice:1

(i) the stipends of all non-clinical University officers referred to in Statute D, I, 1(a) except the Deputy High Steward;2
(ii) the payments for administrative responsibility specified in Regulation 1 of the regulations for payments additional to stipends (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 641);
(iii) the discretionary payments made to University Lecturers and certain other officers;
(iv) the supplementary payments made to Professors and certain other officers.

2. That certain regulations be amended as follows:3

(A) The regulations for Graces and Congregations of the Regent House (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 115).

Regulation 1.

By replacing in the second sentence the words 'by noon' by the words 'by 10 a.m.'.

Regulation 9.

By replacing in the second sentence the words 'subject to the provisions of Regulation 11 below' by the words 'subject to the provisions of Statute A, VIII, 9 and of Regulation 11 below'.

Regulation 13.

By amending the regulation so as to read:

13. A ballot on a Grace of the Regent House, or a ballot held under the provisions of Regulation 9 above, shall be conducted by post. Voting-papers shall be distributed to all members of the Regent House not later than a day appointed by the Vice-Chancellor, which shall be neither less than fourteen days nor normally more than twenty-eight days of term after the publication of the Notice announcing the ballot; provided that the Vice-Chancellor shall have power to postpone the distribution until a date not later than eighty days of term after the publication of the Notice. The Vice-Chancellor shall give public notice of the day for the distribution of voting-papers and of the latest time for their return, which shall be not earlier than the tenth day after the day appointed for distribution.

(B) The regulations for election of members of the Council (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 120).

Regulation 1.

By replacing in the last sentence the words 'not later than ten days' by the words 'not earlier than the tenth day'.

3. That the regulations for University Composition Fees, as amended by Grace 1 of 17 March 1999, be further amended, with effect from 1 September 1999, as follows:4


Courses leading to examinations for the M.St. Degree

By amending the entries so as to read:

Applied Criminology and Management (Prison Studies) 3,105
Applied Criminology and Police Studies
    First year 1,560
    Second year 3,500
Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment
    First year 3,085
    Second year 4,498
English Local History 1,600
Manufacturing 5,250
Modernism 1,600
Primary and Community Care 2,350

1 See the Council's Notice on University stipends (p. 818).

2 By ancient custom the Deputy High Steward receives a nominal stipend of £4 a year.

3 Minor amendments of these regulations are proposed, which are intended (a) to revise the timetable for the authorization of Graces when Graces are circulated to members of the Council for approval, (b) to allow a longer period of time for voting in ballots and elections, and (c) to include in the regulations for Graces and amendments of Graces a reference to the Council's power under Statute A, VIII, 9 (which allows the Council to withhold authorization of a Grace or an amendment, subject to the publication of a Report).

4 Statutes and Ordinances, p. 158. The fees proposed for M.St. courses in 1999-2000 were not available when proposals for other fees were published in March.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 7 July 1999
Copyright © 1999 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.