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University of London Act 1994

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3Power to make statutes

(1)The Council may, in accordance with the following provisions of this section, make statutes for altering, revoking or adding to the statutes for the time being.

(2)A copy of any proposed statute which the Council is minded to make shall be sent to Convocation, to the College governing bodies and to any trade union recognised by the University, together with a written request that any representations should be submitted to the Council within four months beginning with the date on which the copy is sent to the body concerned.

(3)The Council shall take such other steps as are in its opinion best adapted for facilitating the making of representations regarding the proposed statute.

(4)The Council shall consider any representations regarding the proposed statute made by Convocation, by any College governing body, by any recognised trade union or by any Professor, Reader, Teacher, member of Convocation or Student.

(5)After considering any representations referred to in subsection (4) above the Council may if it thinks fit modify the proposed statute.

(6)The Council may make a statute by means of a resolution which satisfies the requirements of subsections (7) to (10) below.

(7)The resolution shall be passed at one meeting of the Council and confirmed at a subsequent such meeting held not less than one month nor more than six months after the former meeting.

(8)Written notice of each meeting referred to in subsection (7) above and of the object of the meeting shall be given to each member of the Council not less than 15 clear days before the date fixed for the meeting.

(9)At each meeting referred to in subsection (7) above—

(a)not less than two-thirds of the members of the Council shall be present; and

(b)the resolution shall be passed or confirmed, as the case may be, by not less than two-thirds of those present and voting.

(10)At the subsequent meeting referred to in subsection (7) above the resolution shall not be confirmed unless—

(a)at least two-thirds in number of the College governing bodies have given their consent thereto; and

(b)in the case of a proposed statute which would alter the constitution or functions of Convocation, the consent of Convocation has been given to the making of that statute.

(11)No statute shall have the effect of amending the charter or other instrument of government of any College.

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