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HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 264: tabled on 03 December 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

Amendment to this motion

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Motion text

That this House acknowledges the problems in the higher education sector and the continuing uncertainty for universities and their students in relation to future finance arrangements; recognises that any future system of university finance must resolve current funding issues as well as being fair to students; is especially concerned that the Government should set out its plans for the future openly, and not rely on leaks as it has done up to now, and remove the uncertainty which affects parents and young people; and calls on the Government to stand by its manifesto pledge that 'We will not introduce top-up fees and have legislated to prevent them'.

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.

Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2003
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2003
Ribble Valley
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2002
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2003
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2003
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Wealden
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2002
Basingstoke
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Henley
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2002
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2002
Penrith and The Border
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Vale of York
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Sutton Coldfield
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Tatton
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Uxbridge
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Tewkesbury
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2002
Broxbourne
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
Mid Norfolk
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2002
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
East Devon
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2002
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2002
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2002
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2002
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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING (Amendment 1)
after 'people;', insert 'regrets that the Conservative honourable Members of the Select Committee on Education unanimously supported top-up fees, and that the Conservative Education Spokesperson in the Scottish Parliament has argued that universities should be allowed to charge top-up fees, saying "There is no reason why this should not be allowed... as is the case at Harvard and Yale.".'.
Liberal Democrat, Newbury
37
signatures
EDM 264A1: tabled on 4 December 2002