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Decree (5): Repeal of obsolete Decrees and redesignation of certain other Decrees as Regulations under the new University Statutes


[Published in the University Gazette, p. 1461]

Council of the University

Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 26 July.

Amended on 1 May 2003

Decree (5): Repeal of obsolete Decrees and redesignation of certain other Decrees as Regulations under the new University Statutes

Explanatory note

The new University Statutes will come into effect on 1 October 2002. Under those statutes Council will no longer make decrees to enact secondary legislation, and all such legislation will take the form of regulations. Council has already enacted new regulations to replace certain Examination Decrees (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4621, 8 May 2002, p. 1139), the decree concerning Intellectual Property Policy (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4625, 5 June 2002, p. 1285), and the statutes and decrees concerning Convocation, the Societies and Permanent Private Halls, Council, the Divisions, Faculties, the University Press, University Officers, etc. (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1385). Council has now made further regulations to replace the existing legislation concerning the Student Union, retirement dates for university employees, the College Contributions Scheme and College Accounts, and departments. These are published as Council Regulations 26-30 of 2002 in Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4629, 10 July 2002, p. 1449.

Clause 1 of the following decree repeals the existing decree concerning the Bodleian Library, which will be superseded by new Regulations for the Oxford University Library Services to be published in two weeks' time. Clause 2 takes the opportunity formally to repeal an obsolete decree which has been previously overlooked, following the discharge of the Committee on the History of the University.

Because it has not been possible in the time available to complete the review of all existing university legislation before the new Statutes come into effect, it is necessary to redesignate as regulations from 1 October 2002 those decrees which have still to be considered. Council has already made a decree so redesignating certain parts of the Examination Decrees (Decree (2) of 9 May 2002, Gazette, p. 1154), and clauses 3 and 4 of the following decree correspondingly redesignate further legislation of this kind (primarily Ch. III of the existing decrees, concerning 'other university bodies', Ch. VII, concerning academic and other posts, and Ch. IX, concerning trust funds).

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Ch. III (Statutes, 2000, p. 269), delete Sect. XIII, concerning the Bodleian Library.

2 Ibid. (p. 305), delete Sect. XLVI, concerning the Committee on the History of the University. 3 The following decrees shall constitute the corresponding regulations governing the matters concerned with effect from 1 October 2002 unless and until they are replaced, amended, or repealed by new regulation made by Council (or by another body or a person authorised by Council):

Council Regulations 23 of 2002 (Other University Bodies)

These regulations have been replaced by Council Regulations 2 of 2004, made on 30 June 2004.

Council Regulations 24 of 2002 (Academic and other Posts)

With the exception of the following section, these regulations have been replaced by Council Regulations 3-5 of 2004, made on 14 July 2004: Ch. VII, Sect. III, ยงยง 1-322 (pp. 388-516)

Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Trusts)

Ch. IX, concerning Scholarships, Prizes, Special Funds, Collections, Libraries, and Grants (pp. 579-757).

Any cross-reference to any such decree in the decrees and regulations which are in effect on 30 September 2002, and which have not been replaced by that date by new regulations to take effect from 1 October 2002, shall be deemed with effect from 1 October 2002 to be a cross-reference to the corresponding regulation as enacted by Council (or by another body or a person authorised by Council) or by clause 3 above.