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FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 994A2: tabled on 14 May 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mrs Anne Campbell on 01 April 2003. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'debt' to end, and add '; acknowledges the significant financial and career advantages acquired by most graduates and, particularly, those from Britain's leading research universities; notes the continuing under-representation of applicants from state schools with appropriate qualifications at these universities; welcomes the establishment of the Office for Fair Access; and urges the Government to provide adequate financial support to first generation undergraduates from low income families whilst ensuring that all graduates make a fair contribution to the total cost of their university education.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the extra Government money announced in the White Paper 'The Future of Higher Education'; further welcomes the end of up front tuition fees; supports the reintroduction of grants for students from poorer backgrounds; recognises the improvements outlined for the repayment of debt, but believes that differential fees will deter students from low-income backgrounds from applying to the top academic institutions and to certain courses; and, if extra money is required, urges the Government to implement a measured increase in fees across the board, whilst maintaining the full or partial exemption from fees for students from low income backgrounds.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.