Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge

In this section


1. It shall be the duty of the Board of Scrutiny to scrutinize on behalf of the Regent House each year the Annual Report of the Council (including the Annual Report of the General Board to the Council), the accounts of the University, and any Report of the Council proposing allocations from the Chest.

2. In carrying out their scrutiny of the documents specified in Regulation 1, the Board shall have the right to examine the policies of the University and the arrangements made for the implementation of those policies, and to report thereon to the Regent House.

3. The Board shall have power, in accordance with Statute A, VII, 6(a), to consult any official documents or accounts (other than those of the University Press) which are relevant to any enquiry that they may conduct under the provisions of Regulation 2; they shall also have power, under the provisions of Statute A, VII, 6(b), to consult such documents or accounts relating to the University Press as have been submitted by the Press Syndicate or by officers of the Press to the Council or to the Finance Committee of the Council.

4. Under Statute A, VII, 4, holders of the following University offices established by Ordinance, which have primarily administrative duties, may not be elected as members of the Board:

Director and Deputy Director in the University Offices (Unified Administrative Service)

Assistant Treasurer

Election of Members of the Board of Scrutiny

1. The election of members of the Board of Scrutiny in class (c) shall be conducted in accordance with Regulations 1–5 and 14 of the regulations for the election of members of the Council.

2. If at any election insufficient nominations are received to fill the vacant places either in class (c)(i) or in class (c)(ii), the Council shall appoint as many members as may be necessary.