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EDM (Early Day Motion) 282: tabled on 22 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 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 believes that a modern mass system of higher education, in which students advance on the basis of academic ability rather than social background or financial resources, is vital for the economic success of this country into the next millennium; and further believes that the proposal to charge tuition fees and abolish maintenance grants for students for higher education contradicts these principles and would create a system within which ability to pay took precedence over academic ability restricting access to higher education for potential students from less privileged backgrounds and quite possibly leading, as the Australian experience shows, to still higher fees and differential levels of fees for more prestigious courses and institutions.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.