House of Commons
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COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS
EDM #1450
Tabled 29 April 2008
2007-08 Session
That this House notes with concern the potential impact of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) decision to withdraw funding from Commonwealth and Chevening scholarships on the capacity of the UK to attract high quality doctoral students from the countries concerned, on opportunities for UK citizens to secure reciprocal scholarships from other Commonwealth countries, and on international support for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) as it approaches its 50th anniversary; recognises that the move is inconsistent with the Prime Minister's wider initiative on internationalisation of UK higher education; notes the outstanding record of Commonwealth scholarships in producing future leaders in countries affected by the FCO decision; and calls upon the Government both to ensure that future scholarships to Commonwealth countries are offered through the mechanisms of the CSFP, and that the UK provides substantial support for the CSFP Endowment Fund, which is being set up at the request of Commonwealth education ministers.

Signatures (69)

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
02 July 2008
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
22 July 2008
Austin, John
Labour
30 June 2008
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
01 May 2008
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
29 April 2008
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
30 April 2008
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
30 April 2008
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
01 May 2008
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
08 May 2008
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
30 April 2008
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
06 May 2008
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
02 June 2008
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
30 April 2008
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
01 May 2008
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
02 June 2008
Dowd, Jim
Labour
07 May 2008
Drew, Mr David
Labour
01 May 2008
Etherington, Bill
Labour
01 May 2008
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2008
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
02 June 2008
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
22 May 2008
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
01 May 2008
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
06 May 2008
Heathcoat-Amory, Mr David
Conservative
24 June 2008
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2008
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2008
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
09 May 2008
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
01 July 2008
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
09 May 2008
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
30 April 2008
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
07 May 2008
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
25 June 2008
Key, Robert
Conservative
12 May 2008
Linton, Martin
Labour
14 May 2008
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
30 April 2008
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
20 May 2008
McDonnell, John
Labour
23 June 2008
McFall, Mr John
Labour
19 May 2008
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
30 April 2008
Miller, Andrew
Labour
09 May 2008
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
16 July 2008
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
30 April 2008
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
12 May 2008
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
06 May 2008
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
14 May 2008
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
16 July 2008
Simpson, Alan
Labour
07 May 2008
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
25 June 2008
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
12 May 2008
Spink, Bob
UK Independence Party
30 April 2008
Taylor, David
Labour
10 June 2008
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
24 June 2008
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
13 May 2008
Vaz, Keith
Labour
19 May 2008
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
30 April 2008
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
20 May 2008
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
06 May 2008
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2008
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2008
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
08 May 2008
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
01 May 2008
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
30 April 2008
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.