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LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 575: tabled on 26 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 with concern that London Metropolitan University is facing a reduction of £18 million in its teaching budget and a claw-back of £38 million in past funding as a result of inaccurate returns on student completion rates; further notes with deep concern that university managers have responded to this crisis by stating that they are seeking to cut at least 330 jobs and by failing to consult meaningfully with staff or unions about the crisis or the future of the university; considers that this scale of cuts throws the future viability of the university into doubt at a time when education and training are vital to the capital's economic health, as well as further undermining efforts to widen participation in London's higher education institutions; calls on the Government, through the Higher Education Funding Council for England, to fund London Metropolitan adequately; and urges the university management to emulate the conduct of other London higher education institutions facing funding cuts by reversing the current policy of cutting staffing and committing themselves to a thorough exploration of all potential non-staff savings through meaningful consultation with staff and campus unions.

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 9 February 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Lewes
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
South Ribble
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Dagenham
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Stroud
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 4 February 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Leeds North East
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Luton North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Manchester, Gorton
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 April 2009
Belfast South
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Broxtowe
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2009
Ilford North
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Bradford West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Edinburgh East
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
North West Leicestershire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Batley and Spen

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.