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EDM (Early Day Motion) 994A1: tabled on 03 April 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. 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 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'courses;' to end and add 'and therefore calls on the Government to oppose their introduction'.

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.