2015 General Meeting

Date of Meeting

    2015 General Meeting

    Date: Sunday 8th week, Hilary 2015 (2015-03-08)

    Agenda


    a) Matters Arising

    1. “The Kennel” – Secret Ballot: Passed

    At the previous GM, it was decided that the motion “The Kennel” should be voted on by secret ballot. Unfortunately, the GM dropped below quorum before this could occur. The ballot will be held at the start of this GM.

    b) Passage of Motions without discussion

    The list of motions will be read out. Those motions that do not concern amendments to the Constitution or the passing of money may be passed without discussion, if there are no objections and no requests to hear more about the motion.

    c) Amendments to the Constitution

    2. Second Hearing - Constitutional Errata [Richard May]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. That as part of a Secret Santa present, Richard May received a fill-in-the-gaps copy of the first section of the Constitution.

    2. That as well as being a fantastic and incredibly entertaining present, it led to the discovery of a mistake in the Constitution.

    3. That Part I, Section 1 of the Constitution states that “Ordinary General Meeting means a General Meeting other than the Annual General Meeting”.

    4. That Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Emergency General Meetings (EGMs) are not defined in this section either.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That EGMs are not Ordinary General Meetings.

    2. That we should define AGMs and EGMs, since we make reference to them in the body of the Constitution.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To amend Part I, Section 1 of the Constitution, striking the definition of the Ordinary General Meeting and adding the following with the following:

    Annual General Meeting means the General Meeting held in 8th week of Michaelmas Term, as defined in part VII, subsection 1.2.

    Emergency General Meeting means a time-sensitive General Meeting, as defined in part VII, subsection 1.3.

    Ordinary General Meeting means a General Meeting other than an Annual General Meeting or Emergency General Meeting.

    3. Second Hearing - Suspended Status Students [Ryan Diamond, Jess Poole & Richard May]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. That section 3.2 of the College Handbook states that suspended students ‘may not participate in the activities of any College society, represent the College in any team, obtain credit in college, or vote in JCR elections whilst on leave’, but does not explicitly forbid them from remaining as members of the JCR.

    2. That College decides whether suspended students can use College facilities or enter College grounds on a case-by-case basis.

    3. The Constitution states that JCR members must be current members of the College, but is unclear about the status of suspended students.

    4. That many suspended students require access to JCR services (particularly welfare support).

    5. That the paying of levies would disproportionately affect suspended students, who are less likely to use the facilities which the levies support, and who do not receive student loans.

    6. That the JCR can easily cover the cost of the levies for suspended students.

    7. That students on years abroad are able to vote in JCR elections.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That if the JCR granted suspended students rights that College has not granted them, the only obstacle remaining would be College’s policies.

    2. That the Constitution should make clear that all Balliol students are an important part of the Balliol community and the JCR, including those that have been suspended.

    3. That suspended students should have the right to access JCR facilities as often as is deemed appropriate.

    4. It is right that students on years abroad are able to vote; and it is unfair that suspended students cannot.

    5. Suspended students are directly and indirectly affected by JCR elections, both whilst away and if they return.

    6. That suspended students should not have to pay JCR levies, but should keep full access to JCR services and facilities.

    7. That it would be inappropriate for a suspended student to hold an elected JCR position, or to be a member of a JCR subcommittee, as they would most likely be unable to fulfil their duties.

    8. That a wider awareness of how suspension works would help destigmatize the topic.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To amend Constitution I 1: Define "Suspended Status Student” as “An undergraduate student who has been temporarily granted suspension of their studies by the College's Academic Progress Committee”.

    2. To amend Constitution III 1.2b) from “is an undergraduate student currently a member of the college” to:
      "is an undergraduate student who:
           i: is currently a member of the College; or
           ii: is a Suspended Status Student.”

    3. To amend Constitution III 1.3c) from “stand or vote in JCR elections” to:
      ”vote in JCR elections”; and to add Constitution III 1.3d): "stand in JCR elections, unless they are a Suspended Status Student.”

    4. To support a change to section 3.2 of the College handbook, which would strike the prohibition of suspended students’ voting.

    5. To amend Constitution III 1.4 from “An Ordinary Member is obligated to pay all JCR compulsory levies” to:
      "An Ordinary Member is obligated to pay all JCR compulsory levies, unless they are a Suspended Status Student.”

    6. To amend Constitution V 3.3a) from “Subject to the restrictions in this clause, all Ordinary Members shall have the right to stand for any Committee Office.” to:
      "Subject to the restrictions in this clause, all Ordinary Members who are not Suspended Status Students shall have the right to stand for any Committee Office.”

    7. To amend Constitution VI 1.3 from “Supporting Committees may contain both Committee Officers and Non-Committee Officers.” to:
      “Supporting Committees may only contain Ordinary Members who are not Suspended Status Students.”

    8. To amend Constitution VI 3.3a) from “Subject to the restrictions in this clause, all Ordinary Members shall have the right to stand for any Non-Committee Office.” to:
      “Subject to the restrictions in this clause, all Ordinary Members who are not Suspended Status Students shall have the right to stand for any Non-Committee Office.”

    4. First Hearing - Manifesto Length [Richard May & John Clark-Maxwell]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. That we passed this motion in 1st Week, but forgot to rehear it in 3rd Week. Oops.

    2. That we have to pass constitutional amendments at two consecutive GMs. Double oops.

    3. The current rules for election manifestos, which state that manifestos may be no more than 500 words in length for a Presidential candidate and 100 words for all other candidates.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That 100 words may be insufficient to adequately explain your ideas, and that a fixed word limit creates pressure to use it all.

    2. That restricting candidates to one side of A4 would solve both of the above issues.

    3. That candidates will not take advantage of the proposed rule to write an essay instead of a manifesto, because nobody will read it.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To amend Part VIII clause 3.2 of the Constitution, striking and replacing it with “3.2. All candidates are entitled to produce a manifesto, limited to one side of A4 paper in length.”

    2. To mandate the Secretary to try and remember his own motions in future.

    5. First Hearing – Emergency General Meetings [Richard May]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. The recent situation, in which we had to call two Emergency General Meetings immediately following one another.

    2. That this is due to Part VII, clause 4.2 of the Constitution, which states that “Emergency General Meetings may only discuss a single motion”.

    3. That this restriction is intended to prevent an EGM from turning into a normal GM rather than being used for time-sensitive issues.

    This JCR believes:                                      

    1. That this restriction is overly broad, in that it prevents multiple time-sensitive motions being discussed at the same EGM.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To amend Part VII clause 4.2 of the Constitution, striking and replacing it with “4.2 Emergency General Meetings may only discuss urgent time-sensitive motions.

    d) Amendments to Standing Orders

    6. Standing Orders Errata I [Richard May]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. Part III, section 4 (“Duties of the Secretary”), subclause 4.2(e) of Standing Orders, which states that the Secretary is responsible for minuting various meetings of JCR bodies, including the “Advisory Council”.

    2. That the “Advisory Council” was a body consisting of all current and previous Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, Foodies, Lindsays and Drs. WHO, which could be officially convened to advise the sitting President.

    3. That the “Advisory Council” no longer exists, in an effort to cut back on needless bureaucracy.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That even a Hero of the JCR cannot minute meetings of a body that does not exist.

    2. That Standing Orders should be relevant and up-to-date.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To strike Standing Orders III 4.2(e)(iv), and renumber the parts as necessary.

    7. Standing Orders Errata II [Richard May]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. Part III, section 11 (“Duties of the Affiliations Officer”), subclause 11.1(d) of Standing Orders, which states that to decide the opinion of the JCR on a controversial motion, the Affiliations Officers must bring a motion to the ‘next Ordinary General Meeting’.

    2. That a motion was brought recently to an Emergency General Meeting due to timing issues.

    3. That while this would initially appear to clash with Standing Orders, a mistake in the body of the Constitution means that in fact it does not (see the ‘Constitutional Errata’ motion being heard for the second time this GM).

    This JCR believes:

    1. That if the next General Meeting happened to be an Annual General Meeting, the Affiliations Officers might want to bring a motion to it.

    2. That the Affiliations Officers should have greater flexibility in when they can bring these motions.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To amend Standing Orders III 11.1(d), replacing “next Ordinary General Meeting” with “next General Meeting”.

    e) Amendments to Standing Policy

    8. Fire Safety Redux [Richard May]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. The Standing Policy items ‘Fire Safety’ and ‘Fire Safety & Toast’.

    2. That at the previous GM, it was felt that these items make important points related to how early fire drills are held and College’s restrictions on toasters.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That it is nevertheless worth consolidating these items, provided the meaning is preserved.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To strike the Standing Policy items ‘Fire Safety’ and ‘Fire Safety & Toast’.

    2. To add the following as an item of Standing Policy, under the title ‘Fire Safety’:

    This JCR notes:

    1. College’s practice of testing the fire alarm at 8am in 1st Week.

    2. College’s restrictions on having toasters.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That this time is unreasonably early, and causes people to ignore the alarm so that they don’t have to get out of bed or the shower.
    2. That this restriction is excessively harsh given the limited availability of kitchenettes, many of which lack even a communal toaster.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To request that fire drills be held at a later hour, which should result in increased participation by JCR members.
    2. To request that at the very least, all kitchenettes should have a communal toaster.

    9. Protest [Richard May]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. The Standing Policy items ‘Occupation’ and ‘Protest’.

    2. That these Standing Policy items are both very similar, and only one line long.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That Standing Policy should be coherent.

    2. That these two items would be better as a single item.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To strike the Standing Policy items ‘Occupation’ and ‘Protest’.

    2. To add the following as an item of Standing Policy, under the title ‘Peaceful Protest’:

    This JCR believes:

    1. That the right to protest is important, both to students and to other groups.
    2. That peaceful occupation is a legitimate means of protest.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To support the right to peaceful protest, including through occupation.

    f) Main Agenda

    10. Scooters [Anna Hufton & Orla Oakey]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. That JCR members like to celebrate after finishing their exams.

    2. That scooters are fun and easy to use.

    3. That you could attach helium balloons to the handles of a scooter.

    4. That the pathways through the back quad are quite smooth.

    5. That scooters can be bought for £20.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That scooters are “good, clean fun.”

    2. That JCR members would feel good scooting away from their final exams.

    3. That JCR members would look good scooting away from their final exams.

    4. That it would be fun to scoot around college.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To pass £100 to buy 5 scooters for JCR use.

    2. To store the scooters in the JCR, near the computers.

    3. To mandate the President to advertise the scooter opportunity to JCR members, particularly for post exam celebrations.

    11. Oxford Hub [James Rainey]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. That the Oxford Hub is an important resource engaging students in social and environmental action,  supporting  at  the  last  count,  47  projects,  50 members of its ethical network, engages around 600 student volunteers, putting  2‐3  events  per  week,  plus  conferences  such  as  OxFID  and  OCF, and campaigns such as Student Volunteering Week. The Hub also runs the Impact Internship scheme, helps to set up social enterprises and Student Leadership Award.  

    2. That the Hub previously received around 40% of its core funding from the University Van Houten Fund, which ran out in at the start of the academic year 2014/15.  The Hub has thus lost  core  funding  from the  university.

    3. That onversations  have  been  ongoing,  but  as  of  yet  the  Vice‐Chancellor’s office has been unable to offer opportunities for funding elsewhere.

    4. That the Hub has  made  a  conscious  effort  to  make  itself  as  sustainable  as possible  in  all  senses  of the word,  including  by  actively  seeking  a  long-term core funding solution.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That the  University  should  support  the  Oxford  Hub,  as  a  student-run organisation which  is  impacting  positively  on  students’  lives  and future prospects  as well  as the local  community,  and the  relationship between the  two. 

    2. That this is  particularly  important  given  the  current  difficulty  in securing core funding.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To mandate the JCR President to sign the petition asking the University to  reconsider  its  position towards the Hub  on  behalf  of the JCR (note  –  this  does  not  exclude  individual  members  from  signing  on  their  own behalf).

    2. To encourage the JCR President and other voting members of the JCR to look upon any relevant motions in OUSU Council favourably, but they are not mandated to vote in any specific way.

    12. Defacement of Library Books [Duncan Shepherd]: Passed

    This JCR notes: 

    1. That the amount of defacement in JCR library books is on the up.

    2. That the JCR President has been asked to bring a motion to a GM to remind people not to deface library books.

    3. Prose.

    4. Poetry.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That books are nice.

    2. That the library is nice.

    3. That books are nicest when they can be read, and scribbling on them makes this harder.

    4. That the library is nicest when the books are nicest.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To remember the library rules which say not to deface books.

    2. To stop defacing books wherever possible.

    13. TV Room [Matt Lynch]: Passed, with amendments

    This JCR notes:

    1. That we have a TV room.

    2. That the JCR capital reserves currently hold £31,136.12

    3. That the microwave in the TV room is broken, but that Pantry has a spare one we could probably borrow. Otherwise a microwave costs about £50‐£70 from Argos.

    4. That there is no fridge in the TV room. Some people like to buy food/drink to consume in the TV room, but there is no way to keep it cool. Also, there is a strict size limit on fridges in rooms, and most people living in college don’t have access to a decent size fridge. There are fridges that college are about to throw out, that they give us. Otherwise a fridge costs £100‐£120 from Argos.

    5. That the walls of the TV room are not pretty. College are happy to paint the room if we provide the paint. We might have some paint, or it might cost us £50.

    6. That there is something charming about the “derelicte” décor, but not the gloom. Relighting would cost £5‐£20.

    7. That the couches are not very comfortable. The MCR is getting rid of couches. We could buy a 3-seater couch, two 2-seater couches and 3 armchairs off them for some money, up to £100-300. Bean-bags are also nice. They cost about £20. 3 of them would cost about £60.

    8. That there is lots of sports equipment on the floor. There are not any other places in college that it could go. It would be better if it were in big lockable boxes. We could buy 4 for £120. 4 combination Padlocks could be bought for £25.

    9. That we need more lockers for students living out. We currently have 16 (some of which might be broken). We need to buy new keys for these, which would cost up to £160. We could also buy 3 blocks of 6 lockers, bringing our total number of lockers up to 34 (300x290x460) for £370.

    10. That a convex safety mirror would cost £20.

    11. 20+370+160+120+25+300+60+20+50+120+70 = £1315. This represents the realistic upper limit of these proposals. 

    This JCR believes:

    1. That the TV room should be refurbished so as to make it a nicer environment for all those who use it.

    2. That it should be done during 9th week of this term, when repainting can be done without causing major disturbances.

    3. That the JCR’s capital reserves should be spent on improving its assets.

    4. That students will experience the benefits of this project for a long time into the future.

    This JCR resolves:

     

    1. To pass £1315 from the JCR’s capital reserves to finance the TV room refurbishment.

    2. That any money not used will remain in the capital reserve.

    Amendment I [James Rainey]: Accepted as Friendly

    Add Resolves 3: "To buy a Wii U for the TV room."

    Amendment 2 [Rose Hadshar)]: Failed

    Strike Notes 10.

     

    14. Bar Upgrades [John Clark-Maxwell]: Passed

    This JCR notes:

    1. That the bar is not accessible to disabled students

    2. That plans have been drawn up to improve the bar to allow disabled access.

    3. That these plans will also include refurbishment of the bar loos.

    4. That the total cost of these plans is roughly £70,000.

    5. That the JCR president and treasurer have indicated that the JCR would be willing to contribute £2000.

    6. That College will pay the remaining £68,000, financed jointly by the capital bids fund, and a donation.

    7. That the bar reserve is currently £21,779.13.

    This JCR believes:

    1. That disabled access is important.

    2. That the bar loos are not nice and it would be a good thing if they were nice.

    3. That it is a good thing that this work is going to be done.

    4. That it is a good thing that College have been extremely helpful, both in discussions and in providing the majority of the funding.

    5. That it would be a good thing to invest money from the bar’s capital reserve in this project.

    This JCR resolves:

    1. To pass £2000 for the bar access and loos project.

    15. Art Repairs [Duncan Shepherd]: Passed

    Discussion of this motion will occur in camera. For more information, please contact the President in person.

    Minutes


    1. The Kennel

    We began with the secret ballot. Duncan summarised the question, and Aisha began distributing ballot papers.

    2. Constitutional Errata

    Richard May summarised the motion. Max Dalton called for a move to a vote.

    The motion passed.

    3. Suspended Status Students

    Ryan summarised the motion. Anna Hufton asked whether anything had happened since the first passing of the motion; Ryan responded that this was not the case. Dan Turner asked what College’s general stance on the motion was; Ryan said that he wasn’t entirely sure, but that they seemed broadly receptive to the idea of suspended students voting.

    Aisha asked if Ryan had spoken to any senior members of College before bringing the motion; Ryan answered that they had spoken to the Dean. Jess added that the Dean had wanted them to make sure they understood that passing the motion would not lead directly to suspended students having voting rights.

    Richard May called for a move to a vote. The motion passed without opposition.

    4. Manifesto Length

    Richard May summarised the motion. The motion passed.

    5. Emergency General Meetings

    Richard May summarised the motion. The motion passed.

    6. Standing Orders Errata I

    Max Dalton said he felt the Advisory Council served a purpose in case of emergencies, and that it was unwise to abolish it. Richard responded that he had been told by Alex Bartram that the original purpose was as a counterbalance to 2012 JCR President Ben Marshall, and that in any case we had abolished the Advisory Council when we adopted the new Standing Orders – this was simply a leftover reference.

    The motion passed.

    7. Standing Orders Errata II

    Richard May summarised the motion. The motion passed.

    8. Fire Safety

    Richard May summarised the motion. The motion passed.

    9. Protest

    Richard May summarised the motion. The motion passed.

    10. Scooters

    Anna and Orla summarised the motion. 

    Aisha Simon said that she had thought the College handbook had forbidden the riding of scooters; Orla responded that the motion would mandate Duncan to talk to College.

    It was asked where one could get a £20 scooter. Ross clarified that it was from Amazon.

    It was asked how we would deal with thefts of scooters. Anna pointed out that someone riding a stolen scooter round the quad would be fairly obvious.

    It was asked how this would mesh with the restrictions on Frisbees and the like, and whether those restrictions could be relaxed; Duncan asked that a motion be brought to the next GM on this topic.

    We moved to a vote. The motion passed.

    11. Oxford Hub

    James summarised the motion, and explained that the Vice-Chancellor supported trying to find a source of additional funding for them. Richard May suggested the Vice-Chancellor look to his salary.

    Duncan brought up a point of information: that someone had contacted James with concerns about the Oxford Hub, and asked if James could explain. James said that the concerns centred on Barclays being a primary funding source for the Hub, and the fact that the Hub’s employees were not paid the living wage.

    Matt Lynch asked if other JCRs were doing this; James responded that they were.

    We moved to a vote. The motion passed.

    12. Defacement of Library Books

    Duncan relinquished the chair to Aisha.

    Duncan said that he and the MCR President had received a polite email from Seamus Perry and the Head Librarian, requesting that he ask people to stop defacing library books. 

    Rose Hadshar asked how the Library knew that defacement had increased. Duncan said he didn’t know, but that he felt the Library’s questions were 

    Dan Turner asked what form the defacement had taken – underlinings or marginalia.

    We moved to debate. Anna Hufton expressed a view that it was not acceptable for College to have Duncan bring GM motions on their behalf. Duncan said that he had brought it of his own volition out of sympathy for the librarians, and that he felt guilty since no JCR members had attended Library Committee.

    Alex McKenzie expressed a view that we should send an email as well, since book defacement was definitely not an acceptable thing. Duncan said that he would do so. 

    We moved to a vote, and the motion passed.

    13. TV Room

    Matt summarised the motion.

    Alex McKenzie asked whether there was a specific plan for what would be done, or whether the otion was simply a general outline of their plans. Matt responded that this was not the case.

    Dan Turner asked why there was a ‘convex safety mirror’ included in the list. Matt asked if he could defer the question; it was then explained that the mirror was to enable TV-watchers to see who was walking across the room without turning around.

    Rose Hadshar asked if there was any information about how many JCR members used the TV room. Matt said that it was not something he had considered, but that he did not feel it was relevant.

    It was asked how much the Sky subscription was costing the JCR. John said that off the top of his head he wasn’t sure, but that it was a significant amount.

    James Rainey asked if there was any way we could get a Wii U for the TV Room. Duncan requested that James bring a motion; Matt said that he’d be happy to do that anyway. 

    An amendment to this effect was brought; Matt wanted to take it as friendly, but Rose objected on the grounds that the cost was unclear. James said that the RRP was £249.99. We voted on whether to take the amendment as friendly, and the amendment passed.

    To general amusement, Joe Spearing asked what a Wii U was. James explained its nature, and confirmed Joe’s follow-up question that it was a ‘video game console’.

    It was asked whether we could buy two more PS4 controllers; Duncan responded that this was ordinary expenditure, and did not need a motion to be passed.

    A procedural motion to take the motion by parts passed, and we moved to debate on resolves 1 and 2.

    Rose asked what the purpose of a convex safety mirror was; Joe explained that it was to enable people to see who had entered the room without having to turn around.

    Rose brought an amendment to strike Notes 10, about the convex mirror. It was not accepted as friendly, and we moved to debate.

    Richard May said that he felt the mirror would make people who used the TV room happy, and that it was only £20. Joe Timmis said that he agreed with Richard, and that he did not feel he should have to justify his laziness to the GM. Richard Ware said that he agreed it would make people happy, and that we had just spend £100 on scooters. Rupert Tottman agreed with Richard Ware.

    Alex McKenzie called for a move to a vote. The amendment failed.

    Richard May called for a move to a vote. The motion passed.

    We moved to into debate on resolves 3.

    It was asked whether the Wii U addition would be better as a motion to the first GM of Trinity term. James said that since the refurbishment of the TV Room would be happening over Easter, it would make sense to do this sooner rather than later.

    It was pointed out that we would need to buy a new safe for the Wii U; Matt Lynch responded that while he had not considered this, there was enough money being passed to buy a new safe.

    Anna asked why the Wii U would provide something different to the existing PS4. James responded that a Wii U would allow the playing of games such as Mario Kart.

    Charlotte Suttle said that she felt the Wii U would widen the appeal of the TV room, and that this was a good thing. 

    Anna said that while she felt it was a good way to expand the appeal of the TV Room, she felt there should be more consultation and thought over this.

    It was pointed out that a Wii Mini would be much cheaper than a Wii U and would accomplish many of the same aims.

    Matt Lynch said he felt we should vote down the motion, and then Entz would just buy a new console since it fell under ordinary expenditure from the Entz account.

    Tom McDonald said that the pool of Wii-exclusive games is relatively small, and said that the PS4 already played most major games. There was a brief debate over the pool of games available on both consoles; Christian pointed out that Super Smash Bros Brawl was available on Wii, and this was met with general approval.

    We moved to a vote. The motion passed.

    14. Bar Upgrades

    Richard Ware summarised the motion, and that College had originally wanted the JCR to contribute a significant amount towards the initial funding gap of £30,000. After the President, Treasurer, and Lindsay decided to offer £2,000 towards the shortfall as a goodwill gesture, College managed to find the remaining £28,000 from other sources. While £2,000 could be spent from Bar reserves under his own authority, it was felt that it was best to bring it to a GM.

    Dan Turner asked if the motion had been cleared with College. Duncan said that it had.

    Joe Mansour asked whether there were any legal obligations on College’s part to install disabled access routes; Richard responded that there was a somewhat loosely worded phrase in the relevant legislation that referred to ‘making reasonable adjustments’, and that College had argued that the cost of these measures was not reasonable.

    Max Dalton asked what would happen if the costs went above £70,000; Richard responded that the £70,000 itself included a contingency buffer, so we should be safe.

    Orla Oakey asked what the current timeline for the renovations would be; Richard said that it would take place over the long vacation.

    Luke Shakerchi asked how unisex toilets would work, and whether there would be urinals. Richard responded that this was not the case.

    Ellie Fox asked what the reasoning behind having unisex toilets was; Richard Ware said that it was partially on ideological grounds to be more trans-friendly, and partly pragmatic on the grounds that social pressure for unisex toilets was likely to increase in future.

    It was asked whether our £2,000 contribution would decrease proportionally if all the money was not spent. Duncan and Richard said they did not feel that would be the case.

    The motion passed.

    15. Art Repairs

    For information on this discussion, please contact the President in person.