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HIGHER EDUCATION (No.2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2953: tabled on 16 April 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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

<p>That this House is concerned by the Government's decision to postpone indefinitely the planned Higher Education Bill; calls for an urgent debate on the future of higher education policy; notes the economic, social and wider value of our publicly-funded university system which has a long-established worldwide reputation for quality; further notes with great concern that further changes to higher education policy, including the opening up of degree-awarding powers and public funding to for-profit education providers, might be enacted without an opportunity for full parliamentary scrutiny and transparency or the input of the views of students, young people and staff; further calls for the provision of maximum opportunities for public scrutiny of the Government's White Paper proposals, Students at the Heart of the System, which have still not been afforded the opportunity to be voted upon by this House; further calls for a debate on the availability of student support, postgraduate funding, access for mature students and the extent and causes of student hardship in light of proposed reductions in student bursaries and increases in hidden course costs; and further calls for the means to create protections for students and staff whilst the wider reforms are in flux, including protecting the terms and conditions attached to student loans.</p>

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2012
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2012
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 April 2012
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2012
Newport West
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2012
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2012
Knowsley
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2012
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2012
Wansbeck
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
Manchester Central
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 April 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
Gateshead
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
Erith and Thamesmead
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 April 2012
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2012
Huddersfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.