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TRAINEE TEACHERS AND UNIVERSITY TOP-UP FEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1229: tabled on 08 December 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 104 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 notes the forthcoming introduction of variable fees of up to £3,000 for students studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from September 2006; notes that this marks a considerable shift from the present situation, where PGCE courses are provided at no cost to student teachers; believes that teachers are valuable public sector workers and that student teachers should not be required to pay to train; is concerned that the introduction of variable top-up fees on PGCE courses will deter potential trainees from poorer, non-traditional backgrounds and will undermine measures introduced by the Government which have reversed the trend of falling applications for initial teacher training courses; and calls on the Government urgently to review its plans to charge students on initial teacher training courses for their tuition.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Kingswood
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2006
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2005
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2005
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Central Ayrshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 December 2005
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent South
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2006
Bath
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2005
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 December 2005
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
Cambridge
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Hereford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2005
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 April 2006
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 May 2006
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2006
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
Wansbeck
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
Montgomeryshire
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 December 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 February 2006
Moray
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
North Cornwall
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Bolsover
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2006
Truro and St Austell
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Spelthorne
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.