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EDM (Early Day Motion) 722: tabled on 13 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 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 very much regrets the changes to US federal aid to overseas students which has had a profound effect on conservatoires in the UK, reducing both the opportunities for US students to study in the UK and the income of the institutions affected; understands that the requirement for foreign institutions to have their own degree awarding powers was intended to exclude bogus institutions; notes its effect is to exclude some of the UK's world-class institutions, such as Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and LAMDA, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts; further notes the comment made by the Minister for Higher Education earlier this year that `America loses out if some of our excellent universities and colleges become inaccessible for gifted American students and other students miss out from the enrichment provided by their American peers'; and calls on Martha Kanter, Under-Secretary at the US Department of Education to review urgently the policy.