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3 June 2004

Board of Scrutiny


Noon, Thursday 3 June 2004

Robinson College

Garden Room


Present: Stephen Cowley (Acting Secretary), Christopher Forsyth (Chairman), Nicholas Holmes, Timothy Milner, Elisabeth Leedham-Green, Saskia Murk-Jansen, David Phillipson, Roger Salmon, John Spencer.


In attendance: Tessa Payne


1.      Apologies. Jennifer Rigby, Helen Thompson (on leave).


2.      Minutes of the meeting of 27 May 2004.

      These were not available.


3.      Matters arising (apart from those dealt with under the Annual Report).

There were no matters arising.    


4.      Matters the Board has previously decided to include within the Report.

It was agreed that the reviews of RSD and Personnel should be formally welcomed, and that the issue of HERA should be omitted.


5.      Annual Report


5.1.  The Board considered the updated draft circulated prior to the meeting.  It was agreed that the Finance Sub-Committee should further discuss the section ‘Financial Matters’ with a view to discussing it with Andrew Reid in the next day or so.  It was agreed that Nicholas Holmes should join the Sub-Committee on a temporary basis for this purpose.


It was noted that new material was required for Section 27 of the draft report, and Stephen Cowley undertook to obtain this.  Tessa Payne agreed to send electronic versions of Schedule B and the relevant extract from the Wass Report to Roger Salmon.


5.2.  The Board considered the draft sections submitted.  It was agreed that Stephen Cowley and John Spencer would co-ordinate the production of a revised version of the ‘Governance’ section.  Roger Salmon agreed to review the University Staff Statistics.


6.      Any other business

There was no other business.


7.      Date of next meeting.

      The next meeting will be on the 10 June 2004 in the Garden Room, Robinson

      College.  It was agreed to hold an additional meeting at noon on 15 June (venue   

      tbc).  It is expected that the Annual Report will be ready for signature on 17 June.  

      It was confirmed that the signed Report needs to be with the Registrary on 21 June.