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KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 413: tabled on 15 July 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 107 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 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.

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 16 January 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2013
Coventry North East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2013
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2013
Sheffield South East
Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2013
Burnley
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2013
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2013
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 July 2013
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2013
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Cynon Valley
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2013
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Workington
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2013
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2013
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 October 2013
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 July 2013
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 July 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Sefton Central
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Birkenhead
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2013
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2013
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2013
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
North West Durham
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 16 July 2013
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2013
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 July 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 4 September 2013
Belfast East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 September 2013
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2013
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2013
Leeds North West
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2014
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2013
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 July 2013
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Glasgow North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2013
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2013
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Bradford South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2013
Alyn and Deeside
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2013
Eastleigh
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2013
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
St Helens North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 November 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 October 2013
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2013
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2013
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.