House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
EDM #413
Tabled 15 July 2013
2013-14 Session
That this House notes with concern that the UK invests 1.4 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in higher education, compared with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development average of 1.7 per cent; further notes that public support of further education fell by 5.9 per cent in 2010-11, the last year in which it was reported separately; is concerned that spending on research and development at 1.8 per cent of GDP is also lower than the EU-27 average of 2.0 per cent; is further concerned that the UK has fallen from third among the top industrialised nations in terms of young people graduating in 2000 to 15th in 2013; is aware that the cost of educational under-achievement in the UK is estimated at £22 billion for a generation in opportunity costs and costs to the public purse; is further aware that countries like Germany, India and China have prioritised investment in education in response to the economic crisis; believes that access to high quality tertiary education provides enhanced life chances for individuals, significant benefits for society and is essential for the UK's long-term economic sustainability; and calls on the Government to recognise these benefits and commit the UK to funding tertiary education at a level that can close the international competitive gap in investment with other countries and enable the UK to compete on an equal footing.

Signatures (107)

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
16 January 2014
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
23 October 2013
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
02 September 2013
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
17 July 2013
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
18 July 2013
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
02 September 2013
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
07 November 2013
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
13 September 2013
Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
04 November 2013
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
02 September 2013
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
15 July 2013
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
08 October 2013
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
08 October 2013
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
17 July 2013
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
06 November 2013
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
17 July 2013
Caton, Martin
Labour
17 July 2013
Clark, Katy
Labour
26 November 2013
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
15 October 2013
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
02 September 2013
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
02 September 2013
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
17 July 2013
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
18 July 2013
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
16 October 2013
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
02 September 2013
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
02 September 2013
Davies, Geraint
Labour
07 November 2013
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
17 July 2013
Dobson, Frank
Labour
15 October 2013
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
16 October 2013
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
08 October 2013
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
05 September 2013
Dowd, Jim
Labour
14 October 2013
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 July 2013
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
16 July 2013
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
02 September 2013
Esterson, Bill
Labour
02 September 2013
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
02 September 2013
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
02 September 2013
Flello, Robert
Labour
01 November 2013
Flynn, Paul
Labour
18 July 2013
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
17 July 2013
Gapes, Mike
Labour
18 July 2013
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
16 July 2013
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
03 September 2013
Glass, Pat
Labour
02 September 2013
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
04 September 2013
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
02 September 2013
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
16 July 2013
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
28 October 2013
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
02 September 2013
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
03 September 2013
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
16 July 2013
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
02 September 2013
Johnson, Alan
Labour
17 October 2013
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
02 September 2013
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
15 October 2013
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
16 July 2013
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
17 July 2013
Long, Naomi
Alliance
04 September 2013
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
04 September 2013
McGovern, Jim
Labour
17 July 2013
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
02 September 2013
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
16 July 2013
Miller, Andrew
Labour
02 September 2013
Morden, Jessica
Labour
02 September 2013
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
02 September 2013
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
06 September 2013
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
05 February 2014
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
02 September 2013
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
10 September 2013
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
28 October 2013
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
14 January 2014
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
17 July 2013
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
02 September 2013
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
12 November 2013
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 July 2013
Robertson, John
Labour
02 September 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
11 September 2013
Ruane, Chris
Labour
08 October 2013
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
03 September 2013
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
02 September 2013
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
16 July 2013
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
17 July 2013
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
02 September 2013
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
16 July 2013
Stringer, Graham
Labour
02 September 2013
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
02 September 2013
Tami, Mark
Labour
25 October 2013
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
29 October 2013
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
02 September 2013
Walley, Joan
Labour
15 October 2013
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
03 September 2013
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
02 September 2013
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
18 November 2013
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
02 September 2013
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
29 October 2013
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
08 October 2013
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
02 September 2013
Wood, Mike
Labour
13 September 2013
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.