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UNIVERSITY TUITION FEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 12: tabled on 23 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses its profound concern about the Government's plan to introduce top-up fees for university students; notes that the recent Government research shows that poorer students are the worst affected by student debt; further notes that the Government's proposals would mean students incurring even more debt than the unprecedented levels currently experienced; further notes that growing numbers of universities are expressing concern that the benefits for them of an uncertain and unpredictable extra funding scheme may be more than outweighed by the loss of independence, especially over admission policy, involved; believes that the system of repayment of tuition costs after graduation operated in Scotland causes real problems for many graduates, especially those in lower paid, vocational jobs like teaching and scientific research; and calls on the Government to withdraw this damaging proposal and honour its pledge in the 2001 Labour Manifesto to rule out top-up fees.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Reigate
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2005
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Canterbury
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
North East Bedfordshire
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Stone
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
Chipping Barnet
Collins, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2004
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Rutland and Melton
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
Lichfield
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2005
Cities of London and Westminster
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Rayleigh
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Wycombe
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2004
Epsom and Ewell
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2004
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2004
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2004
North Down
Hoban, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2004
Fareham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Basingstoke
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Bromsgrove
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Penrith and The Border
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Maidenhead
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 December 2004
South Down
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2004
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
West Derbyshire
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2004
Newark
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Tatton
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Brentwood and Ongar
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 November 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Uxbridge
Roe, Dame Marion
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Romford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Mid Norfolk
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
East Devon
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Gosport
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2004
Macclesfield

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.